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on May 17, 2009
Last updated: 05/18/09 at 03:17 PM
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Congress proposed the fifteen amendment, it forbid any state to deny any citizen the right to vote because of their race,color, or previous condition of servitude
This Amendment says that states can not discriminate against a citizen on unreasonable grounds.
After Johnson served his term U.S. Grant was elected to be the next president.
The House of Representative voted to impeach President Johnson. But he wasn't impeached because of one vote.
Congress passed an act called the Radical Reconstruction Act. It states that the congress can reconstruct the country in any way they want.
The congress passed a Radical Reconstruction Act, it threw out the states government if they didn't follow through with the 14th amendment. It also split the south into 5 military districts.
In this election, Johnson did not want Republicans in congress. People mostly voted for Republicans to be in congress because they realized that better leadership needed to be taken.
The Black Codes are a series of law that limits an African American's rights. These laws made sure that the African Americans could not gain any political or economic power.
Congress passed The Civil Rights Act, it gave citizenship to African Americans.
After President Lincoln was assassinated, Andrew Johnson took his place as president.
Abraham Lincoln was shot leaving Vice President Andrew Johnson in charge of the country.