An agency created by the government that helped and protected newly freed African Americans find jobs, homes, education, and a better life.
He responded negatively to it and deprived it of its funds, and tried to veto it.
Civil Rights Act 1866
congress's response to the black codes which decalred blacks to be citizens of the United States and gave the government power to intervene in state affairs to protect the rights of its citizens, mainly to protect the civil rights of African Americans.
He vetoed it, then congress passed the bill again in April 1866. Johnson vetoed it again but a two-thirds majority in each house overcame the veto and the bill therefore became a law.
-Defined what it meant to be black
-Prevented blacks from voting/holding office etc
-Prevented blacks from serving in state militias
-Prohibited interracial marriage between whites and blacks
-Mandated and regulated labor contracts between whites and free blacks
-Freedmen could not assemble without the presence of a white man.
-Freedman were not to be taught to read or write.
-Public facilities were segragated