Reconstruction: Roads to Reunion

"A Bill to guaranty to certain states whose governments have been usurped or overthrown, a republican form of government" (Wade-Davis bill as originally introduced), 1864
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

"A Bill to guaranty to certain states whose governments have been usurped or overthrown, a republican form of government." (Wade-Davis bill as amended by Representative Thaddeus Stevens), 1864
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

"Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, Pa."
By Brady Studios, ca. 1868
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Chief Signal Officer

"S.R. 16 Joint Resolution. amendment Submitting to the legislatures of the several States a proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States," April 1864
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

"First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States." (Left to right) Senator Hiram Revels of Mississippi, Representatives Benjamin Turner of Alabama, Robert DeLarge of South Carolina, Josiah Walls of Florida, Jefferson Long of Georgia, Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliot of South Carolina.
By Currier and Ives, 1872
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Credentials for Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi, the first African American to serve in the Senate, January 25, 1870
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

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