This is absolutely ridiculous. We come back from war having lost and now we have to give slaves rights? Plus a bunch a free loader Northerners are making there way here to.
The war was all the way back around 1865 and now its 1877 the end of what should be considered a Reconstruction period. Besides here in the South we just got law that at least separate us from the former slaves.
Besides to even get back into the union ten percent of the people on our ballot had to swear an oath to the government. But that was just Lincolns plan, it was just agree to some terms when President Johnson fell into power. Then there are the amendments to the Constitution, the 13th, 14th, and 15th, dealing with stuff like what it means to be a citizen.
I suppose that times are changing. And sometimes the good comes with the bad.
Then there is the mess that was the Freeman's Bureau. They thought that they could really remove the work force of the half the country and then support the poor people with some money that they tried to take from the rich. I honestly have no idea if they actually thought that could work or just were at such a loss as to what to do for the changing times that the first idea seemed like the best idea to them.
Times are changing and more people are getting rights and political power. But there are also people that are going vilently against that. There these things forming across the country terrorizing people. The secretive KKK and the very public Red Shirts are just the big well known ones.