Wade-Davis Bill was sponsored by Republican Senators Benjamin F. Wade and Henry W. Davis,and required voters to swear loyalty to the UnIon, as well as African American equality and it was "pocket vetoed" by Lincoln.
Formed by an act of Congress at the end of the Civil War in 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau provided support for newly freed African Americans. With all of this support came the first records for these new U.S. citizens.
The Last Civil War Veterans Who Lived to Be Over 100… Or Did They?
Past Imperfect: The Last Civil War Veterans Lived to Be Over 100… Or Did They? Interesting Article. Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/11/the-last-civil-war-veterans-lived-to-be-over-100-did-they/#ixzz2ksKohTbP
Romantic Rivals: John Wilkes Booth and Robert Todd Lincoln
*ABRAHAM LINCOLN~grew a beard in late 1860 after getting advice from an 11-yr-old NY girl named Grace Bedell,wrote,"You would look a great deal better,for your face is so thin."After Lincoln became the 1st bearded U.S.president,the Illustrated News of NYmade a bogus claim that the president had used a hair-growing product called Bellingham's Stimulating Onguent+"w/this extraordinary paste he soon started the manly adornment. "Bellingham's justhappened to be an Illustrated News advertiser.
The Black Codes were laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866. It's intent was to restrict African American's freedom and force them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt, very similar to slavery. The purpose of these was to maintain white supremacy in some people's eyes.