As part of the ambitious Reconstruction plan of President Andrew Johnson, on Mar. 2, 1867, Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act. The act placed ten Confederate states under military control, grouping them into military districts. Remembered as Radical Reconstruction, this first act foreshadowed the difficult road ahead in uniting the fiercely divided nation.
Today In History- March 2
The United States Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act.
Stories about Today In History- March 2
Reconstruction begins with passage of first act.
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