First Reconstruction Act

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  • Editors

Historical Context Note

It imposes martial law on the southern states, splits them into five military districts, and provides for the restoration of civil government when they ratify the 14th Amendment.
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Citation:
Editors. "First Reconstruction Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10962, accessed 20 August 2014.]