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May 2, 1866

White Southerners complain that the Radicals are denying them their right to vote in the presidential election. They will not accept the Constitutional amendment without forfeiting their self-respect and sacrificing their republicanism. The South…

May 4, 1866

Dispatch editors claim that everyone is aware of the Radicals' harsh measures to ensure exclusion and disenfranchisement of the South, only for securing their own political advantages. The Radicals want to exclude the South until their preferred…

May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs favor of at least nineteen states to be ratified.

May 11, 1866

The House decides to pass the amendment proposed by the Reconstruction Committee which takes away the majority of the South's voting rights. White Southerners are in denial of this decision.

May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs to be favored by at least nineteen state for ratification.

May 12, 1866

There is no doubt of the amendment's passage at this point, and Radicals are doing everything in their power to oppose Johnson. Only nineteen states will be needed for passage of the amendment.

June 11, 1866

The proposed amendment is to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. It will guarantee citizenship for blacks, and enfranchise all males 21 and older, except those previously involved with the Confederacy.

June 21, 1866

Southerners states are given permission to vote in Presidential election of 1868. They threaten that any attempts to stop them from voting will result in huge conflict.

June 24, 1866

President Johnson addresses Congress, calling out the Radicals for proposing an amendment to the Constitution while eleven states are lacking representation.

July 2, 1866

On a national level, there seems to be no chance of compromise between Johnson and the Radicals. A full out political war between Conservatives and Radicals seems to be approaching.
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