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This rebuilding of the South was called Reconstruction. The South was broken up into Military Districts until each state could rebuild its own government. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was passed. The 13th Amendment made slavery illegal forever in the United States. Laws against educating slaves during the Civil War meant that most ex-slaves did not know how to read and write. Vice-President Andrew Johnson became president. Black Codes forced African Americans to work on farms or as servants.

What was the conflict between radical republicans and president johnson during reconstruction?

They also prevented African Americans from owning guns, holding public meetings, or renting property in cities. One law said former slaves had to pay a tax to vote. It was called a poll tax. Another law was passed that said a person could only vote if their grandfather had voted.

  • Bitter personal attacks also occurred with Johnson labeled as a "drunken imbecile" and "ludicrous boor," while the President called Radicals "factious, domineering, tyrannical" men;
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  • He ran for Congress in 1872 and lost;
  • He enjoyed a rapid rise, serving as a mayor, congressman, governor, and senator;
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  • On May 26, two more ballots produced the same 35-19 result.

These laws were called the Grandfather Clause. Schools were opened to former slaves; property rights started to become more fair First African-American Senator in the Senate, Hiram Revels. Ironically, he was selected to fill the seat vacated by Jefferson Davis Most of Reconstruction was marked by corruption.

  • The South was broken up into Military Districts until each state could rebuild its own government;
  • And also to prevent the execution of an act entitled "An act to provide for the more efficient government of the Rebel States," passed Mach 2, 1867;
  • Stanton, then and there being Secretary for the Department of Ward, duly appointed and commissioned under the laws of the United States, from holding said office, whereby the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of high misdemeanor in office;
  • Stanton did forthwith resume the functions of his office, whereof the said Andrew Johnson had then and there notice, and the said Edwin M;
  • The Act granted new rights to native-born blacks, including the right to testify in court, to sue, and to buy property.

They helped to rebuild the south. The Radical Republicans wanted the South to change more before they could be readmitted to the Union. Wanted to require them to accept the 14 th Amendment as well before being allowed to return to the Union. They were angry at President Johnson for letting the South off so easy. As a result, Congress impeached Johnson. Why would Johnson not follow the ideas of the Radical Republicans? The next step was to try the president in the Senate.

By a single vote, Republicans failed to convict Johnson. The only other time a president has been impeached was Bill Clinton. The KKK was a secret society opposed to African Americans obtaining civil rights, particularly the right to vote. The KKK used violence and intimidation to frighten blacks.

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Klan members wore white robes and hoods to hide their identities. Founded by former Confederate General, Nathan B. Forrest 24 25 15th Amendment In 1870 the 15th Amendment became law. The 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote.

This is known as segregation. Segregation - the legal separation of blacks and whites in public places Jim Crow Laws - laws that forced segregation 27 Plessy v. Ferguson The Supreme Court ruled segregation was legal in Plessy v. Unfortunately, the government never came through with their promise.