Reconstruction

By: Courtney Lyons

Texas Reconstruction

Texans hated reconstruction mainly because they had to accept the 13th amendment, which ended slavery. This means they would have to work on their own, rather than with slaves. Texas also had to declare their secession had been illegal.

Redeemers and Democrats

I agree with the Redeemers and Democrats that E.J. Davis was elected unfairly. The Radical Republicans had too much power over government and E.J. Davis was a Republican. The Republicans had more voting power because the former Confederates could not vote. In this election, E.J. Davis was unfairly elected, and a new election should have taken place.