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First Reconstruction Act

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In early 1867, the First Reconstruction Act was passed by Congress (which then overrode Johnson's veto of the bill).

This Act:

A

Divided the South into five districts and sent troops to ensure Southerners gave blacks equal rights, and mandated the Southern states create new constitutions.

B

Created new state constitutions for all Southern states, and mandated that each state ratify and accept it before being admitted.

C

Readmitted all Southern states provided they ratified the 14th Amendment.

D

Declared Southern states conquered territory, redrew their boundaries, and mandated they apply for statehood after ten years of Federal control.

E

Basically was the same as Lincoln's original plan.