Reconstruction And The Constitution, 1866-1876

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJohn William Burgess

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE CONGRESSIONAL PLAN (Completed) Negro Suffrage in the District of Columbia--The First Attempts at Impeachment--Stories of Outrages at the South--The Reconstruction Bill--Passage of the Bill by the House--The Bill as Finally Agreed upon--The Condition that the Fourteenth Amendment must be Ratified by a Sufficient Number of States to make it a Part of the Constitution--The Tenure-of-Oflice Bill--The Supplementary Reconstruction Bill--The Assignment of the Commanding Generals to the Military Districts Created by the Reconstruction Acts--The Re-establishment of Martial Law in the South--The President's Instructions to the Generals in Interpretation of the Reconstruction Acts--The Congressional Interpretation of the Reconstruction Acts--The President's Veto of the Bill Interpreting the Reconstruction Acts--The Veto Overridden--The Suspension of Stanton from Office. The Congress had but just put itself in working order, when a bill was introduced and passed extending the suffrage to negroes in the District of Colum- Negro 8Uf. bia. The Republicans reasoned that they DfJSricUiico^ could not with good grace force negro suf- lnmbi». frage on the South before establishing it in the District, and that the District was the best place in the country to try the experiment first. The bill went to the President on the 26th of December, six days after the adjournment of Congress for the Christmas vacation, although it had passed the Houses on the 13th and 14th. The President held it until January 5th, 1867, and then returned it to the Senate with his veto. The Message was a strong paper, and to an impartial mind at this day it is a convincing paper. There is no The Presi- <_luestion20_that20_congress20_had20_the20_constitutional20_tta27_27_bvosai2a_20_power20_to20_establish20_negro20_s... that="" congress="" had="" the="" constitutional="" _tta27_27_bvosai2a_="" power="" to="" establish="" negro="">

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE CONGRESSIONAL PLAN (Completed) Negro Suffrage in the District of Columbia--The First Attempts at Impeachment--Stories...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798147X

ISBN - 13:9780217981477

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