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to limit power of the southern states

to extend civil rights to freedmen

to provide freedmen with political power

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Q: Why did the radical republicans in congress think it was necessary to amend the constitution?
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It was deemed to be required by the Radical Republicans in Congress.

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Du the constatution stupid

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Radical Republicans in Congress offered moderate calls for reform.

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