This PowerPoint presentation examines the reconstruction policy of the Republicans in Congress. It begins with the Republican reaction to the policies of Andrew Johnson and their attempts to provide a semblance of political and social equality for African-Americns. It thus examines the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the subsequent 14th Amendment. It continues with the mid-term elections of 1866 and the resulting veto proof Republican Congress. It then examines the impact of the Reconstruction Act of 1867 and the resulting military occupation of the South. It concludes by examining the 15th Amendment and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class and is based on the second half of Chapter 22 from The American Pageant, 14th edition.