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By the end of 1865, under President Johnson's Reconstruction policies, what...

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eduadorobles | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM via web

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By the end of 1865, under President Johnson's Reconstruction policies, what happened?

-Former Confederate congressmen, state officials, and generals had been elected to serve in Congress, -Most southern states had passed special industrial codes to help the freedmen become economically independent, -All southern states had ratified the Thirteenth Amendment and repudiated their Confederate debts, or -Southern states were moving toward rebellion and secession once again

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mklassen | eNoter

Posted January 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM (Answer #1)

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Power was put in to the wrong hands. The men that were elected to congress as well as high ranking government officials were mostly former Confederate supporters. Sure they ratified the thirteenth amendment and former slaves were supposed to be given more opportunities to be independent but there was very little enforcement of laws. Also, most people in the south resented northerners who came to try to reform them - calling them "carpetbaggers". 

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