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The Enforcement Act Of 1871

President Ulysses S. Grant had been receiving numerous reports of widespread racial threats and violence happening in the Deep South, especially in South Carolina. These troubling events led the President to request a third Enforcement Act. 837 more words

History

Emancipation

“That can’t be right.” I rubbed my eyes and looked again. I felt woefully ignorant. What I had been led to believe was a myth. What I understood was wrong. 185 more words

Society

A Union-Saving Compromise -- At Last!

February 25, 1861/2011

Volume 2, Issue 8 (20 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

A Union-Saving Compromise — At Last!

On February 28, in a desperate attempt to find a last-minute political compromise that might preserve the Union, the House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment that would have prevented Congress from interfering with slavery in the states where it already existed. 310 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1861