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Who were the Radical republicans?
They were a group of Republicans who believed in equality for blacks
How did the radical republicans view the civil war?
They viewed the civil war as a crusade against slavery and supported immediate emancipation
Radical Republicans believed that ______ were entitled to the same political rights
Prominent Radical Republicans included _______
Benjamin F. Wade, Benjamin Butler, Horace Greeley , Frederick Douglass , Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens
During the war, what were Radical Republicans critical of?
The Radical Republicans were critical that Abraham Lincoln's thwarted the emancipation efforts of two of his military commanders, John Fremont and David Hunter. They were also critical that Lincoln had opposed the use of black soldiers in the Union Army and that he was too lenient
In 1867 and 1868 the Radical Republicans passed the _______ Acts that were requirements for former Confederate States to get re-admitted back to the union