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March 9, 1866

Radicals now believe Johnson's egotism embodies the "spirit of evil" and that he is looking to crush Congress

April 29, 1868

Thaddeus Stevens, a leader of the Radical Republicans, acts as a manager of the impeachment trial. Stevens lobbies for the conviction of Mr. Johnson.

February 12, 1868

Johnson's impeachment trial has been moved to the next step. The impeachment case is currently under review by the Committee on Reconstruction, which will report a decision on the trial as soon as possible.

May 10, 1866

The South is in absolute disbelief that the new amendment will earn a two-thirds vote from Congress; it is dead to them.

April 10, 1871

According to the Dispatch, the Kuklux bill that is being prepared in Congress is a violation of the Constitution. The bill is attempting to gain control over the 14th Amendment and be will be used for broader purposes that takes rights away from the…

March 31, 1868

Butler will present the prosecution at the commencement of the impeachment trial. It is also speculated that in the next presidential election a candidate from a third party will compete for the Presidency as well.

May 18, 1866

The North and South are still in complete disagreement over political, commercial and social issues; the North can not continue to prevent eight million white voters from participating in government.

December 25, 1866

The Dispatch wishes all its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with one qualifier. They want everyone to be as happy as possible under the current circumstances.

January 7, 1871

An African-American man spoke to the House about the condition of dirty railroad cars with no sitting room, opposed to the white men that had clean cars and a sitting room. Mr. Ragsdale called for the house to discuss this topic. The House voted to…

May 11, 1866

Congress resumes consideration of rallying Republicans together to oppose the possibility of the third section being stricken out. Without this part of the amendment, voting rights for former Confederate supporters will not be taken away.
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