Congress and Civil War Peace Terms Gregory Downs talked about the role of Congress following the end of the Civil War. Professor downs said that when Congress met in December of 1865, occupation of… read more

Congress and Civil War Peace Terms Gregory Downs talked about the role of Congress following the end of the Civil War. Professor downs said that when Congress met in December of 1865, occupation of the South, resignation of wartime powers, and transition to peace gave rise to tensions between Republican and Democratic members of both houses.

“The Problem of Peace: Congress Debates the Ends and Endpoints of the Civil Wart” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2014 Spring Conference “A Just and Lasting Peace: Ending the Civil War", held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It was the eleventh symposium in the series, "The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” close

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  • Gregory P. Downs Associate Professor City University of New York->History
  • Paul Finkelman Distinguished Professor Albany Law School->Law and Public Policy

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Oct 18, 2014 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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