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February 2, 1866

Congress discusses legislation meant to improve the accuracy of representation due to the inclusion of freedmen.

February 7, 1866

The breakup of the Republican party approaches due to disagreements between party leaders.

February 10, 1866

The "Colored Delegation" fear that the President will veto the District Suffrage bill.

March 2, 1866

Despite the passing of many bills that address the interest of private companies, some argue that no meaningful immigration legislation passes in Virginia.

March 3, 1866

Immigration-related legislation has been passed through House of Delegates

March 3, 1866

Generals Grant and Sherman believe an attempt to force suffrage unto the south would "deluge the whole land in blood"

March 14, 1866

Prominent leaders such as Henry Winter Davis come forward in support of the suffrage movement.

March 16, 1866

A bill makes its way through Congress that grants citizenship to all people born in the United States regardless of color and the Dispatch believes that the President will sign the bill into law

May 19, 1866

Controversy continues in the South over constitutionality of Civil Rights act. Southerners debate the rationality of granting full citizenship to black Louisiana prisoners.

June 1, 1866

The speaker of the Southern Baptist Convention urges that the Gospel, not education or law, can mold blacks into a white society.
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