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November 7, 1866

As eligible voters in multiple states voted on their congressional representation, it became clear that the Radicals would maintain their super-majority in the House of Representatives, suggesting another two years of "misrule and tyranny".

November 10, 1866

After the Radical victory in the election, all eyes turned to Johnson to see how he would react. Although he has had no official comment, it seems clear that he is not going to change his policies or even comment on the proposed amendment because of…

December 4, 1866

After a meeting of the Radical caucus in Congress, their initiatives for this congressional term have been announced. They include deeming the state governments of former confederate states unconstitutional, introducing commissioners to those states,…

January 7, 1867

Politicians arguing over the division of voting privileges to be amended in the future to the Constitution. Some even believe in whites being disenfranchised in the south (rebellion) states.

January 8, 1867

Congressmen are charging and accusing President Johnson with the misuse of his powers with the corrupt use of the veto, and are calling for his impeachment.

January 9, 1867

Different propositions are being sent to the Reconstruction Committee of Congress, including one of the impeachment of Johnson. They do not discuss it, as the choose to follow the proposition about reorganizing civil governments in the previous…

January 22, 1867

The North and South are finally starting to agree on topics, seeing that most northern and southern states have ratified the incoming Amendment. They are starting to appreciate each other despite further efforts from the North to disenfranchise the…

January 24, 1867

A bill was passed that prevented Confederate lawyers from practicing in U.S. courts. The vote took hours, as the democrats distracted congress (i.e. filibusters) to delay voting. Warrants were placed out for members who left unexcused.

February 1, 1867

Support of Congress to deal out punishment against Southern rebels still existed nearly two years after the war had ended. Many Congressmen demanded that any Southern government is disbanded and remolded, along with the direct disenfranchisement of…

February 19, 1867

The goal of Sherman's Bill is to create a more efficient way of dealing and establishing better systems of governing of the rebel states. Much of the bill establishes a sort of military-run government system in the South and how it would be…
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