Passed after the civil war ,The civil rights of 1866 grants citizenship and equal rights emancipated
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Post Civil war in society in a politcally divided nation
The act declared freedom from discrimination ¨without distinction or race or color or previous condition of slavery or invlountary servitude
The republicans who viewed black voting rights as crucial to maintaining their power in the south passed the act.President John son rejected the act ,only to have it passed by congress over his rejection .
Northern Abolitionist hoped that former slaves would be treated differently and would protect African Americans from the segregation they faced everyday
Most Southerners were against reconstruction and pro-slavery ,They were mad by the civil rights Act of 1866