Summary Of Charles J. Faulkner's Radical Republican

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The main point of this article is that Charles J. Faulkner challenged the Radical Republican-controlled West Virginia government on the requirement for lawyers to take a loyalty oath which led to the downfall of Radical Republican Reconstruction. The article talked about how the subject of test oaths, belligerent rights, and Confederate money were major issues in the courts. The test oath had eliminated any ex-Confederates from accessing the courts and only allowed them to do so as defendants. Radical Republicans wanted to make it so that former Confederates could not play a part in the new West Virginia government. The Radical Republicans tried doing this by not allowing former Confederates to vote or hold office. Radical Republicans wanted
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