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President Johnson rejects the amended Reconstruction Act and Congress easily over-rides his veto on the same day.

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008

As expected, President Andrew Johnson vetoed the amended Reconstruction Bill on this day, ten days after receiving it from the Congress.  Equally as expected, both chambers over-rode the White House rejection with a vote of 138 to 51 in the House of Representatives and 35 to 11 in the U.S. Senate.  The measure, which imposed military rule on the former Confederate states until they instituted the reforms the Congress deemed as needed for normal and full representation on the national stage, thus became law.  Other Reconstruction Acts would follow during 1867 under the Fortieth Congress (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

William MacDonald (ed.), Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913 (New York: Macmillan Company, 1920), 502.