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January 3, 1867

While staying loyal to the federal government, the people of Virginia want to alter their government to avoid the injustices of the Union men in Virginia.

January 5, 1867

Virginia will be ratifying the current Amendment that is going through the ratification process (i.e. the Fourteenth Amendment). This is one of the Reconstruction Amendments, along with the already passed 13th and the soon to be passed 15th.

January 7, 1867

Thad Stevens proposes bill to disenfranchise anyone who pledge allegiance to south. Another Congressman counters Stevens and says almost all southerners declared allegiance at one point, so it would be unreasonable and unethical.

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 8, 1867

The President sent his veto to congress over the bill that would've allowed male negroes to vote in the District of Columbia.

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 10, 1867

Senator Stevens left with $200,000 to Harrisburg to secure his position to the United States Senate. He will use this for acampaign, and with this substantial funding, he has guaranteed himself to win.

January 10, 1867

Kentucky voted not to ratify the current Amendment going through the state's legislatures in 62-26 nays in the house; 24-7 nays in the Senate.

January 10, 1867

The final vote to ratify the current Amendment was almost completely unanimous in Virginia, all but one radical southerner said no to its ratification.
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