The postwar radical republicans were motivated by three main factors.
Radical reconstruction. After northern voters rejected johnsons policies in the congressional elections in late 1866 republicans in congress took firm hold of reconstruction in the south. In the aftermath of the civil war 1861 65 should the us. A key addition of the acts included the creation of five military districts in the south each commanded by a general which would serve as the acting government for the region. They also believed that the confederate leaders should be punished for their roles in the civil war.
Three new changes to the constitution gave african americans more rights after the civil war. After long and acrimonious quarrels between radical and moderate republicans the party leaders finally produced a compromise plan in the first reconstruction act of 1867. Government follow a course of reconstruction favored by radical republicans which would punish the south and which would involve strong federal intervention to overhaul the political and social structure of the south and ensure that the freed slaves would be granted full. Want to download the powerpoint used in this video.
The 13th 14th and 15th amendments. A brief review of everything important about reconstruction that you need to know to succeed in apush. Civil rights legislation second more stringent program for reconstructing the south. The radical republicans believed blacks were entitled to the same political rights and opportunities as whites.