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  • the civil rights were passed after the Civil War. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 grants citizenship and equal rights to newly emancipated.
  • the civil rights act of 1866
  • Civil War society in a politically divided nation.
  • President Johnson
  • "I will veto this bill!"
  • The Act declared freedom from discrimination, “without distinction of race or color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude.”
  • Republicans, who viewed black votes as crucial to maintaining their power in the South, passed the act. President Johnson vetoed the act, only to have it passed by Congress over his veto. Southerners quickly passed laws to limit the rights of African Americans.
  • NORTH
  • Northern abolitionists hoped that former slaves would be treated differently and would protect African Americans from the segregation they faced.
  • SOUTH
  • Most Southerners were against reconstruction, and pro-slavery. They were angered.
  • While the Civil Rights Act of 1866 gave citizenship and equal rights , black codes and terrorist organizations like the KKK struck fear in freed blacks and their supporters. passing the law created the 14th amendment.
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