Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment

Michael Ross spoke about Reconstruction and the origins of the 14th amendment. His course is titled U.S. Constitutional and Legal… read more

Michael Ross spoke about Reconstruction and the origins of the 14th amendment. His course is titled U.S. Constitutional and Legal History Since 1860. Andrew Johnson was a Tennessee Democrat who remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Lincoln added Johnson as vice president on his ticket in 1864 to bolster his re-election chances, and Johnson ascended to the presidency following Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865. Some Republicans in Congress found Johnson’s Reconstruction policies to be too lenient, and as a response they put forth the 14th amendment, which included provisions to ensure citizenship for former slaves, as well as equal protection and due process of law. close

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College Park, Maryland, United States
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Mar 15, 2014
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Apr 17, 2014

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  • Mar 15, 2014 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2014 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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