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March 29, 1866

The Dispatch supports President Johnson's policy and commend Johnson for one of his "sensible and patriotic addresses".

March 30, 1866

President Johnson submits his formal veto of the Civil Rights bill demonstrating his stance on African American rights and gaining support from The Dispatch.

April 9, 1866

Despite Johnson's veto, the Civil Rights bill may be "forced " into legislation as the veto may be overturned by the Senate and House.

April 9, 1866

Americans are divided as some lawmakers push strongly for the Civil Rights bill and some strongly reject it. The Dispatch argues that rejecting the bill shows support for Johnson's policy, and that the country is "disgusted" by the events unfolding…

April 23, 1866

Tensions between the North and South continue to escalate, as the New York News calls out the "barbarism" of Southern society.

May 5, 1866

The ongoing Restoration debate results in Johnson creating a policy endorsed by almost all members of the Cabinet. This brings criticism and consternation from Radical Republicans who oppose Johnson's lackadaisical policies.

May 9, 1866

Radicals have ill-feelings toward the South mostly because of slanders and misrepresentations made by the Freedman's Bureau who need to retain their positions and pay. Southerners hope that the North will eventually figure out the truth, but the…

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.

May 15, 1866

There is no talk of truce between Radical Republicans and President Johnson as Radical Congress members maintain persistence to oppose his every act.

May 15, 1866

No talk of truce between Radical Republicans and President Johnson as Radical Congress members maintain persistence to oppose his every act.
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