Reconstruction After Reconstruction
Congress overpowered President Johnson’s vetoes for a bill that described new procedures from Confederate States to enter the Union. This bill divided the 10 southern states into 5 districts. These districts were assigned military control, whose jobs were to register all people eligible to vote. It also stated that once a state had adopted a new constitution that gave rights to all people living within, it would be considered reconstructed and would be able to seat its newly elected congressman. After an attempt to impeach Johnson, the end of reconstruction was in sight. The final states to re-join the Union were required to ratify the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments. The Fifteenth amendment stated that no man should be prohibited to vote based on grounds of race, color, or previous servitude.
Over a decade after the end of the war, Hayes was elected to office. The Democrats attempted to prolong this decision, but their attempt failed. A compromise began between the northern Republicans and southern Democrats. Both parties wished to put the war behind them and continue on with their lives and try to strengthen the American economy. Hayes tried to ease tension and promised to help the levees in Mississippi that were destroyed during the war. Hayes promised to help the South rebuild and brought an end to