Amnesty Act

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

The Amnesty Act, passed by the U.S. Congress on 22 May, restored the civil rights to citizens of the South except for 500 Confederate leaders.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Amnesty Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5973, accessed 28 November 2014.]