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December 22, 1870

The war party is dying. With the end of the war party comes the end of any era where Congressed was "controlled by mere malice and vindictiveness." Now, many Conservatives are hopeful that in its place will come the rise a party of peace.

November 1, 1866

The official language of the proposed constitutional amendment was released and it contains a clause stating anyone who attempted to rebel from the Union or gave aid to those rebelling is disqualified from holding or running for elective office. This…

June 1, 1869

White Virginians are upset because at the Colored Convention, Radicals convinced freedmen attending to vote for them on the basis of education opportunities. White Virginians claim this is an unfair and untrue statement; that they will provide…

January 1, 1867

Richmond district representative returns to tell that states will be admitted back into the constitution backed by the adoption of a new amendment.

September 20, 1866

After the Radical convention the delegates released five steps they think the President should take in order to better the reconstruction effort. The convention said they are hopeful that they will win control of Congress after seeing the results…

December 15, 1869

Virginia is disappointed to hear the question of admitting Virginia representatives has been postponed to Saturday. Grant is quoted, "Every day's delay in the case of Virginia is a day's injustice. And any reconstruction which leaves disabilities in…

November 23, 1866

The Dispatch publishes the full text of the proposed 14th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. This amendment has served as an epicenter of debate across the Nation since its introduction.

January 5, 1869

A.H.H Stuart speaks to a audience concerned about the proclamation of amnesty. Congress doesn't seem to believe that the President can issue pardons to whoever he wishes and seeks to ban Presidential pardons.

May 28, 1868

The ex-Confederates will be granted amnesty if they vote for the Radical ticket.

January 30, 1868

The procedure of Johnson's impeachment trial is organized. Once the trial begins a maximum of five "Managers" will be appointed to oversee the trial.
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