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Sat, 03.02.1867

The Reconstruction Acts are Decided

*The Reconstruction Acts were decided on this date in 1867.   Four statutes were passed during the Reconstruction Era by the 40th United States Congress addressed the requirement for Southern States to be readmitted to the Union.

Called the Military Reconstruction Acts, the actual title of the initial legislation was "An act to provide for the more efficient government of the Rebel States," and it was passed on March 4, 1867. Fulfilling the requirements of the Acts was necessary for the former Confederate States to be readmitted to the Union from military and Federal control imposed during and after the American Civil War. The Acts excluded Tennessee, which had already ratified the 14th Amendment and had been readmitted to the Union on July 24, 1866.  

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Black girl black girl lips as curved as cherries full as grape bunches sweet as blackberries Black girl black girl when you walk you are magic as a rising bird... BLACK MAGIC by Dudley Randall.
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