What Are The Causes Of Radical Reconstruction

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During Reconstruction, Congressional actions taken was a step in the right in the direction because they created laws to integrate African Americans into daily society and ensure they received equal rights, even though they had to override the president's vetoes on many of these lives.

Freedmen's Bureau Acts
At the Civil War, the Freedmen’s Bureau Act established clothing and food distribution to former slaves and poor whites in the South.

Civil Rights Act of 1866
This act initially vetoed by Johnson, but was easily overturned in Congress, grants all people, regardless of race, citizenship and equal protection under the law.

Fourteenth Amendment Mandates all people “born or naturalized in the United States” citizens. This amendment specifies that by disallowing male citizens from
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Radical Republicans pushed for the federal government to distribute land to the newly freed African Americans so they had a starting point to jump off of this new life.

Part 4: Radical Reconstruction
Thesis: Laws such as the black codes, Supreme Court decisions in cases like US vs. Cruikshank and US vs. Reese, and terrorist groups, such as the KKK, are responsible for impeding the progress Reconstruction, and especially for African American rights and success.

Black Codes
Blacks codes were laws created in Confederate states after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Their purpose was to restrict African Americans’ lives and limit the rights that Congress was giving them. The black code laws had the same effect as if they were restoring slavery. The laws forbid people of the African descent from bearing arms, serving on juries, marrying white people, traveling without permits, etc.

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