Congress Restores Confederates’ Rights with the Amnesty Act of 1872 [VIDEO]

0 Posted by - August 16, 2017 - CIVIL RIGHTS, Video

On May 22, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act ended voting restrictions and office-holding disqualifications against more than 150,000 former Confederate troops and secessionists. Some 500 military leaders of the Confederacy were excluded from the Act.

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