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    It's where the 40 acres and a mule promise came from.
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    Andrew Johnson rescinded the order giving the confiscated lands of confederates to freed slaves.

    Andrew Johnson also vetoed the Freedman's Bureau Act pushed by Stevens, which started the showdown toward Johnson's impeachment.

    The film very accurately portrayed the central conflicts that existed after Lincoln's death. It would be dishonest to pretend those arguments didn't exist just because a group of southern historians vilified Stevens and Reconstruction. I disagree with the historian who believes that showing Stevens fighting for the government to do more for freed slaves is somehow a negative portrayal. I thought it painted him as a hero.

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