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  Radical Republican - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Radical Republicans were an influential group of American politicians in the Republican party (GOP) during the American Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
Radical Republicans were often critical of Lincoln, whom they felt was too slow in freeing slaves and supporting their equality.
Liberal Republicans (in 1872) and Democrats argued the Radical Republicans were corrupt, in two senses: they accepted bribes (notably in the Grant Administration), and they violated the republican principle of government by the consent of the governed.
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 Radical - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radical is derived from the Latin word radix, which means "root".
Radical consonant, involves the root of the tongue
Radical Republican, an influential group of American politicians during the Civil War reconstruction
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radical   (184 words)

 Reconstruction. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Republican presidential candidate that year, Rutherford B. Hayes, promised to alleviate conditions in the South, but the feeling there had already led to the formation of the “solid South” in support of his Democratic opponent, Samuel J. Tilden.
The radicals’ hopes for a basic reordering of the social and economic structure of the South, beyond the abolition of slavery, died.
Historians agree that the radical state governments were no more corrupt than their predecessors and successors, and that they made notable contributions toward restoring a devastated Southern economy, protecting the rights of freedmen, and extending public education to whites and fls alike.
www.bartleby.com /65/re/Reconstr.html   (1627 words)

 Radical Republicans
Some members of the Republican Party were not only in favour the abolition of slavery but believed that freed slaves should have complete equality with white citizens.
Radical Republicans were also critical of Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan.
Reverend George F. Noyes, was a supporter of the Radical Republicans and on 4th July, 1862, preached a sermon to the Union Army based at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USASradical.htm   (3123 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Radical Republican
Radical Republicans were a group of politicians during the Reconstruction era that believed freed slaves should have political and social equality with all other citizens.
But in the late 1880s, the Radical Republicans agreed to hand over control of the Southern States to the Southern Democrats in exchange for having its candidate declared the winner in a dead-heat election.
The Radical Republicans were viewed as outrageous in their own time, but their progressive goals of civil rights and equal treatment for African-Americans following emancipation were brought back into popularity within the United States with the rise of the 1960s and its struggles against racism.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Radical_Republican   (485 words)

 Reason and Radical: Republican Duplicity vis a vis Terri Schiavo
Republicans have voted to end the Medicaid funding that pays for the kind of care that someone like Terri Schiavo and many others who are not so severely brain damaged need all across this country.
The bankruptcy bill, pushed by Republicans at the behest of the credit card companies, will make it even more difficult for families who suffer a catastrophic illness like Terri Schiavo's because they will not be able to declare chapter 7 bankruptcy and get a fresh start when the gargantuan medical bills become overwhelming.
The radical right supports allowing the state to interfere in the most personal matters of life, death and health, deferring to a minority radical religious constituency that wants its belief system to override each individual's right to make these personal decisions for him or herself.
reasonandradical.blogspot.com /2005/03/republican-duplicity-vis-vis-terri.html   (648 words)

 HarpWeek | Elections | 1868 Overview
The Republican platform endorsed the Reconstruction policy of requiring fl manhood suffrage in the former Confederate states, while leaving the Northern and border states free to decide the matter.
Republicans, led by their Radical faction, had scored decisive victories in the 1866 elections.
The electorate rejected the Radical Republican agenda by voting for Democratic control in the key Northern states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and by rejecting fl manhood suffrage amendments in Kansas and Ohio.
elections.harpweek.com /1868/Overview-1868-1.htm   (2033 words)

 Radical Republicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Throughout the Civil War, the Radical faction of the Republican party, though never a majority in the party, was able to dominate the moderate and conservative factions.
After the war, the Radical Republicans continued to dominate both the party and Congress, and they directed the harsh and punitive Reconstruction of the former Confederate states.
The Radicals required the Southern states to make emancipation and fl suffrage a part of their constitutions and banned former Confederates from political participation.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /AftermathAndReconstruction/radicalrepublicans.html   (328 words)

 Congressman Jim McDermott - Speeches - Republican Extremists "Shall Inherit the Wind"
The radical Republican right has an agenda and they intend to use every weapon at their disposal to enforce their will upon the American people.
Republican extremists will replace a woman's right to choose with a requirement to be subservient.
Republican extremists want to stack the courts so their corporate lobbyists and special interests are shielded from liability, protected from acting responsibly, and given the right to foul the air, pollute the water, dump toxins on the ground, and spew carcinogens in the atmosphere.
www.house.gov /mcdermott/sp050518.shtml   (755 words)

 Liteature of Liberty 1978 vol. 1: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Too often, studies of the radical tradition are cast in a "heroic" mold, in which radicals are pictured as heroes to be emulated rather than historical figures defined by their own time, even as they struggle to transcend it.
Within republican ideology, it appears, there existed a tension between a traditional corporate view of society, emphasizing the common interests of a homogeneous "people"—especially when set against their rulers—and a more individualist social vision.
Aileen Kraditor, "American Radical Historians," is a good introduction to some of the problems of interpreting the history of American radicalism, although Kraditor's rather uncritical use of the concept "hegemony," borrowed from the Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, leads her to underestimate the persistence of radicalism in the American past.
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 Radical Republican --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Republican Party at its formation during the 1850s was a coalition of Northern altruists, industrialists, former Whigs, practical politicians, etc. While not publicly committed to abolition of slavery prior to the Civil War, the party nonetheless attracted the most zealous antislavery advocates.
The Radicals turned on him, formed the Joint Committee of Fifteen to assure congressional rather than presidential control of Reconstruction, and passed a number of measures for the protection of Southern fls over Johnson's veto.
The Radical Republicans' most important measures were contained in the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 and 1868, which placed the Southern states under military government and required universal manhood suffrage.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9062406   (1337 words)

 Massachusetts News: An Independent News Source for Massachusetts Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I am amused that he is running in the Republican primary because he boasts and brags that he worked for Janet Reno and also for Scott Harshbarger.
In their mailings that they do for their lackey candidates that just support more of the same, they'll send something out that says, 'We've interviewed all of the candidates and we've chosen this person.' even though they never interviewed all the candidates.
We need to make sure that the Republican that we elect as governor is going to appoint conservative, well balanced, reasoned judges.
www.massnews.com /2002_editions/Print_editions/09_Sept/0902_ferguson.shtml   (3179 words)

 History 176: American History Since 1877   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Radical Republicans, many of whom were moved by strong passions as well as idealistic sentiments, were influenced by two parallel considerations.
They also attempted to make the freedman a key ingredient in the new South’s emerging Republican Party, which, as you know, was made up of ex-slaves, northerners who came south after the Civil War, and a group of southern unionists who had never been enthusiastic in their support of secession.
Of course, such an argument ignores the fact that the Radicals succeeded in enacting the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution and that these were crucial to the fl struggle for civil rights.
cdis.missouri.edu /previews/1792/lesson01.htm   (2782 words)

 Taking Over the Republican Party
Martin, a 52-year-old mother of three, and her husband David, a stockbroker, are lifelong Republicans but hadn't been active in party politics for many years until they happened to attend a local GOP meeting last spring.
The purpose of focusing on state legislative races was to enable Republicans to gerrymander Congressional Districts.
To be sure, both parties have used the practice of gerrymandering to their advantage, but, in recent years, Republicans have elevated this practice to new heights.
www.theocracywatch.org /taking_over.htm   (3100 words)

 TheRealityCheck.Org Guest Writer
Historical Radicalism was quite distinct from the modern American usage of radical to denote political extremes of right or left.
Men of little patience and less tolerance, the Radicals advocated an implacable, uncompromising prosecution of the war against the Southern rebellion, and were in the forefront of such issues and legislation as the Confiscation Acts, emancipation, the enlistment of fls, the 13th Amendment, and Reconstruction policies.
It is this radicalism, and the way others have attempted to understand it, that interests me, for it essentially destabilized the established political vocabulary.
www.therealitycheck.org /GuestColumnist/sartre111705.htm   (1135 words)

 Radical republican militia maniacs unite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It proclaimed federal laws null and void in Texas, called any attempt to enforce these federal laws "an act of war," and "warned" the United States that any presence it may have in the "Republic of Texas" is a violation of "Republic of Texas" sovereignty.
Radical groups such as these do not stop at anything to prove a so-called ideological point, and often kill those who disagree with them.
But even then, their radical ideas and far-fetched arguments shouldn't even be discussed.
www.stp.uh.edu /vol61/143/3c.html   (422 words)

 Reconstruction: A State Divided
Radical Republicans in Louisiana, both fl and white, reacted to the passage of the Black Codes and the legislature's refusal to enfranchise fl men by recalling delegates who had written the Constitution of 1864.
Radical Reconstruction in Louisiana was an intense, occasionally violent, contest between those who favored Radical Reconstruction policies and those who fought for white supremacy as the philosophy that would guide public policy in Louisiana.
William Pitt Kellogg was the state's leading Radical Republican and served as its second Reconstruction governor, 1873-77, a period of intense political turmoil.
lsm.crt.state.la.us /cabildo/cab11.htm   (3401 words)

 Liberalism and radicalism in Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is limited to liberal and radical parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament.
In the nineteenth century liberalism was a dominant political force in Spain, but the label itself was also used by the conservative current.
In the twentieth century liberal parties tended to name themselves radical, democratic of republican.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberalism_and_radicalism_in_Spain   (1070 words)

 Radical Republicans
During the war, the Radicals were critical of Abraham Lincoln, a member of their own party.
In the postwar period the Radicals were advocates of a “hard peace,” which would punish the South for causing the conflict.
The Radical Republicans in the early 1870s urged Ulysses Grant to take action against the Ku Klux Klan, and later pressed for labor reforms, which included improved working conditions in factories and the eight-hour day.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h127.html   (352 words)

 Radical Republican --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
during and after the American Civil War, a member of the Republican Party committed to emancipation of the slaves and later to the equal treatment and enfranchisement of the freed fls.
The word was first used in a political sense in England, and its introduction is generally ascribed to Charles James Fox, who in 1797 declared for a “radical reform” consisting of a drastic expansion of the franchise to the point of universal manhood suffrage.
Maintains that the Republicans could be more useful as the minority party, in which role they act more principled.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9062406   (786 words)

The new-made voter is seeking light upon the subject of his political duties and his Radical friend gives him plain facts, and demonstrates clearly with which party he and all like him should act.
The word Radical was applied to the Republican party by its enemies, and has been accepted by it.
Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Radical Republican party, or either of the organizations known as the "Loyal League" and the "Grand Army of the Republic?" 3d.
www.stolaf.edu /people/fitz/COURSES/RECON.htm   (3547 words)

 upstatebeat.com: Radical Republican
In keeping with his role as champion of the Republican Party, Horowitz frames the debate in terms of a struggle between the Democrats and the Republicans.
As for why the Democrats know how to appeal to the people and the Republicans don’t, the answer is not only a matter of the issues that each party addresses but the manner in which they do it.
Of the stories that the Republicans could tell, one of the more important centers around Social Security, an issue conservatives approach with the same sort of MBA mentally they use to deal with most issues.
www.metrobeat.net /gbase/Expedite/Content?oid=oid:1582   (1299 words)

 RE: Republican Reversal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two reasons: First, if the Republican politicians softened while their constituents remained hardliners, then in the next elections they would have lost to challengers who castigated them for selling out.
Much of the "Radical Republican" strategy and image was forged by Newt Gingrich, who convinced many freshman Republicans to sign the so-called Contract with America.
Gingrich saw the public's anger with Clinton (re: tax hikes, health care, and "don't ask, don't tell") as an opportunity to shoot for a "radical Republican" agenda, but apparently misread the public, or at least misread its support for Gingrich himself, who lost popularity when his efforts contributed to temporary "shutdowns" of federal services.
www.mail-archive.com /armchair@gmu.edu/msg01945.html   (440 words)

 Ronn Neff: Unsilent Truth--RED-GUARD REPUBLICANS
The original Radical Republicans were a group that imposed harsh measures on the defeated Confederacy, using the newly freed Negroes as weapons.
Stone want to change the Republican Party in ways that might be legitimately called "radical," or at least "extreme"; and at the same time they are greeted as moderates.
But the Log Cabin Republicans and the Republicans for Choice are not in the GOP because they adhere to those principles represented by the GOP.
www.thornwalker.com /ditch/ut016.htm   (1534 words)

 To Get radical Democratic legislators out of Sacramento, Jon Zellhoefer needs your help.
Over all, Jon Zellhoefer is a moderate republican because he would create a friendlier business environment and require people to be self reliant; however to accomplish that, he would support some government programs.
The Republican core beliefs are that government should be limited, that private enterprise should accomplish most tasks, and the power of government should come from the individual.
The Republican Party came out of the anti-slavery movement, which resulted in moderate abolitionist Republican Abraham Lincoln's election and the end of slavery.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1247187/posts   (2990 words)

 Chief Justice Rehnquist Remains Conservative And Challenges Radical Republican Legislation
Most Americans have studied the nation’s political structure in grade school and probably remember clearly that the government is comprised of three distinct and separate pieces, or branches: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary.
Right now, the Executive and Legislative Branches are controlled by the Republicans, the majority of whom claim to adhere to ‘conservative values.’ They are war-prone and seem to be gaining voter support for being that way.
These New Republicans seem to have captured the GOP and are leading it far away from its standards and traditions; the New Republicans clearly favor massive federal spending, bigger and far more intrusive government, and the consolidation of power, particularly executive authority.
www.bradleyreport.net /republicans/Rehnquist.htm   (1468 words)

 Radical Republican   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Radical republicans felt all southern leaders should lose their governmental positions.
The Radical Republicans believed that the southern states had given up their statehood when they left the union.
Without troops in the south, Radical Republicans feared that southerners would simply ignore the new laws and continue to discriminate against freemen.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /schools/kennedyhs/departments/socialst/damour/classes/ushistory/unit1/work/reconstruction_plans/plans.html   (854 words)

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