America: A Narrative History (Seventh Edition) (Vol. 2) by George Brown Tindall

By George Brown Tindall

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Passed during the closing day of the session, the Wade-Davis bill never became law: Lincoln vetoed it. In retaliation furious Republicans penned the Wade-Davis Manifesto, which accused the president of usurping power and attempting to use readmitted states to ensure his reelection, among other sins. Lincoln offered his last view of Reconstruction in his final public address, on April 11, 1865. Speaking from the White House balcony, he pronounced that the Confederate states had never left the Union.

Among the “scalawags” were several distinguished figures, including the former Confederate general James Longstreet, who decided after Appomattox that the Old South must change its ways. He became a successful cotton broker in New Orleans, joined the Republican party, and supported the Radical Reconstruction program. Other “scalawags” were former Whigs attracted by the Republican party’s economic program of industrial and commercial expansion. C A R P E T B A G G E R S A N D S C A L AWA G S T H E R A D I C A L R E P U B L I C A N R E C O R D Former Confederates also resented the new state constitutions because of their provisions allowing for black suffrage and civil rights.

White (1869). In that case the Court also asserted the right of Congress to reframe state governments, thus endorsing the Radical Republican point of view. By 1868 Radical Republicans were convinced not only that the power of the Supreme Court and the president needed to be curtailed but also that Andrew Johnson himself had to be removed from office. Horace Greeley, the prominent editor of the New York Tribune, called Johnson “an aching tooth in the national jaw, a screeching infant in a crowded lecture room.

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