TIL that the civil rights act was not the first one in the U.S., but rather the second one, as the first was overturned by the supreme court in 1883.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1875

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  1. Yeah, honestly the union wasn’t harsh enough on the south during reconstruction, imo. We needed radical republicans in charge, and Lincoln fucked up big time choosing a democrat as his VP instead of a radical Republican in 1864.

    Just me, but I’d have had all southern leadership, from politicians who voted to secede in each state, down to Confederate officers, tried for treason along with major slaveowners. Many of them and their families led the fight against undoing the civil right gains we had during reconstruction and won.

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