Download Free Sample. The suit was brought under the Habeas Corpus Act of 1867, and the Radical Republicans responded by stripping the Supreme Court of its power to hear appeals involving that act.
Students learn about President Andrew Johnson and the Congressional Republican's conflicting visions of how to rebuild the nation after the Civil War. African-Americans Course: After completing the requirements, the states would be readmitted to the Union. Washington City, District of Columbia Tag s: This is a photo montage created in 1876 depicting the first South Carolina legislature after the 1867 Reconstruction acts.
The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 began the period of time known as Radical Reconstruction. Our editors will review what you've submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we'll add it to the article.MOOC - The Reconstruction Act 1867 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 - 3.4.6
We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Southern politicians argued that Congress had illegally passed the act due to the lack of representation of Southern states. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.
Despite the Radical program, however, white control over Southern state governments was gradually restored. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.
Toggle navigation The History Engine. Select feedback type: To them it appeared as if Congress were attempting to establish a military monarchy in the South, in which the will of the commander was law, and in which cruelty against the South could be exercised at a whim.
Johnson saw Reconstruction as the means to establish peace between the North and South, and resume normal relations.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Edit Mode. Uh Oh. It split the states into five military districts, each under the control of a Northern General whose responsibility it was to protect life and property.