What Did the Radical Republicans Believe in?


Radical Republicans were active from about 1854 to 1877. They believed in the abolition of slavery and advocated for the civil rights of people who had recently been freed. They also disagreed largely with Andrew Johnson's policies.
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Radical Republicans believed in the abolishment of slavery, that any freed slaves should have total equality with white citizens and that their rights should be protected. These were men with very little patience and minimal tolerance who addressed issues such as the 13th Amendment, reconstruction policies, emancipation, Confiscation Acts and enlistment of black people.
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