Reconstruction part 2. Andrew Johnson. Johnson really despised wealth and power. He was a racist though and thought the south should be managed by white men only.
He was a racist though and thought the south should be managed by white men only.
Johnson tried to break the planters power by excluding high-ranking Confederates and land owners from taking the oath needed for voting privileges.
Act gave full citizenship to African Americans.
Overturned Dred Scott and the black codes.
All persons born in U.S (except Indians) as national citizens, and included various rights like to buy and sell property, enforce contracts, to sue, and to give evidence.
Its Citizenship clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled Dred Scot v. Sandford (1857).
Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps.
Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction.
- refers to a traveler who arrives in a new region with only a carpetbag of possessions, and who attempts to profit from or gain control over his new surroundings, often against the will or consent of the original inhabitants.
Southern’s saw them as get rich quick people. Played a large role in politics.
African Americans also served in local and state positions.