group of members of Congress who wanted the Federal government to PUNISH the South after the war
Leader of the Radical Republicans in Congress (from Pennsylvania) who was devoted to a stringent and punitive Reconstruction effort. Worked towards equality for Southern blacks.
a Senator from Massachusetts who was the leader of Radical Republican of the Senate
Senator from Ohio who was a Radical Republican; Wade-Davis Bill
Representative from Maryland who was a Radical Republican; Wade-Davis Bill
John Wilkes Booth
was an American stage actor who, as part of a conspiracy plot, assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., as the American Civil War was drawing to a close, just six days after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant and Union forces at Appomattox. The assassination was planned and carried out by John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy in an effort to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting.
17th President of the United States, A Southerner form Tennessee, as V.P. when Lincoln was killed, he became president. He opposed radical Republicans who passed Reconstruction Acts over his veto. The first U.S. president to be impeached, he survived the Senate removal by only one vote. He was a very weak president.
18th president of U.S. during much of the Reconstruction period. His presidency was marked by numerous political scandals. The most famous scandal was the Credit Moblier Scandal.
Democratic candidate for the US presidency in the disputed election of 1876, the most controversial American election of the 19th century; 184 vs 185 electoral votes; Hayes won
Democratic candidate in the election of 1872, editor of the New York Tribune newspaper, stood against slavery and championed women's rights; "Go West, young man, fo West!", Grant beat him
"Plumed Knight;" eloquent Speaker of the House who was passed over by the Republicans who picked Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th president of the united states, was famous for being part of the Hayes-Tilden election in which electoral votes were contested in 4 states, most corrupt election in US history
the corrupt part of Tammany Hall in New York City, started by Burly "Boss" Tweed that Samuel J. Tilden, the reform governor of New York had been instrumental in overthrowing, Thomas Nast exposed through illustration in Harper's Weekly
Political cartoonist who's work exposed the abuses of the Tweed ring, criticized the South's attempts to impede Reconstruction, and lampooned labor unions. Created the animal symbols of the Democratic and republican parties.