Reconstruction

Reconstruction
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  • Johnson then broke the Tenure Act by firing Stanton without Congress approval. They then went to a two-month trial, and Andrew Johnson was impeached.
  • Congress was angry with Johnson for readmitting the Confederate states into the Union. 
  • Afterwards, the Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act so that he wouldn't do it again. 
  • Ulysses S. Grant was elected as president in 1868. 
  • He then ratified the 15th Amendment. 
  • In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes ran against Samuel J. Tilden for the presidency. Hayes was with the Republican party and Tilden with the Democratic.
  • Hayes lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote, which made Tilden one vote short of winning. This occurred because 20 of the electoral votes were disputed. They then voted and Hayes ended up winning.
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