The astounding result of the Congressional elections in 1866 shaped the future of Reconstruction by
giving Republicans a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress
In the battle over Reconstruction, to secure power over the president, Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act and the
Command of the Army Act
Walt Whitman's "Democratic Vistas" celebrated
the courageous instinct that moved brave people west
An alliance of lawyers, businessmen, and politicians known as the "Santa Fe Ring"
wrested about 80 percent of the original Spanish grants from Hispanic land holders in New Mexico
Limitations were placed on the post-war expansionist impulse when the Senate rejected a treaty that would have annexed
the Dominican Republic
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was organized primarily to help farmers
unite to challenge discriminatory railroad rates.
Most female Chinese immigrants ended up as prostitutes.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was the first time the federal government was given power to protect individuals against the willful indifference of state governments to their Constitutional rights.
A letter written by any person in history is a primary source.
The 14th and 15th amendments helped African Americans gain the right to vote.