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March 14, 1871

The KuKlux outrage committee passed a bill allowing government and military intervention if necessary to stop members of the Kuklux from perpetrating crimes.

February 17, 1871

The Iron-Clad Oath was initiated so only Union men could take office and have power in the Union in the war, but that proved to be ineffective. The Test Oath was for rebels, but did not prohibit them from running for office. The Test Oath has been…

February 9, 1871

Disputes between the Pennsylvania and the Virginia railroad companies continue, for the president of the Pennsylvania Central Railroad Company pretended to be the president of the Virginia company and attempted to control matters of railroads in…

January 15, 1871

The U.S. Senate passed the Kluklux bill with amendments, with 45 ayes and 19 nays. The law punished and forbids acts of violence based on their race or former slavery, the perpetrator will have to pay full compensation and punishment by law.

December 5, 1870

In southern states like South Carolina, the methods Radicals use to gain power are truly despicable. As this article points out, however, South Carolina is no exception, as the conduct "is of a piece that of the Radicals everywhere." While the…

October 22, 1870

While many in the north may call General Lee as well as any others who fought in the war to be perjurers, the residents of Virginia seem to think otherwise. In the face of perjury accusations, The Daily Dispatch makes it very clear: if General Lee is…

September 17, 1870

After the murder Joel Gray at the hands of 5 black men, four of the men were found and given a public execution. The fifth member, and presumed leader of the group of murderers, has gone missing, but some think that he was caught and lynched the…

August 29, 1870

Initial Virginia representatives were "True Republicans" since these individuals could take the ironclad oath. Now, Virginia supports the Conservative party, which has a similar platform to the past True Republican party and the current Democratic…

August 18, 1870

Virginia initially elected true Republicans to gain representation in Congress, and due to the true Republican's alliance with Conservatives, Virginia supported candidates from both parties. This is over now and Virginia will therefore nominate its…

June 4, 1870

A request was made to the House Appropriations Committee for the elimination of the Ironclad Oath as a requirement to prosecute in the Court of Claims.
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