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It is called an ex post facto law.

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What violated the tradition that presidents controlled their cabinets?

Tenure of Office Act of 1867 made it illegal for the President to fire a cabinet member without the approval of Congress. It was used as grounds for impeaching President Andrew Johnson. It was later declared to be unconstitutional.

Is it true an ex post facto law is a law that makes an act illegal after the act has been committed?

Yes, an ex post facto law cannot impose punishment on a person who committed an act before it was illegal. This includes increasing the severity of the punishment from what it was when the crime was committed. Ex post facto applies to criminal law and not civil law as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Also, some laws, for example the sex offenders registry, are considered a regulatory device for public safety and not a punitive action. no ex-post facto law after the fact. no ex-post facto law after the fact.

What exactly is an ex post facto law?

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What did Congress do to help the freed slaves and a devastated economy?

After the deadly civil war happened from 1861 to 1865, congress repaired the economy and farms back to originals and they hoped that people will no longer live in poverty or debt. Congress declared that slavery is illegal in all parts of america forever.

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