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Despite a lot of rhetoric, Republican regimes elsewhere did little to help the freedmen fulﬁll their dreams. Federal efforts proved equally feeble. The Southern Homestead Act of 1866 offered eighty-acre grants to settlers, limited for the ﬁrst year to freedmen and southern Unionists. The advantage was mostly symbolic, however, since only marginal land was made available, off the beaten track in swampy, infertile parts of the Lower South. There was no reversing President Johnson’s order restoring conﬁscated lands to ex-Confederates.
C H A P T E R 15 Reconstruction, 1865–1877 u 449 The impeachment controversy made Grant, already the North’s war hero, a Republican hero as well, and he easily won the party’s presidential nomination in 1868. Although he supported radical Reconstruction, Grant also urged reconciliation between the sections. His Democratic opponent, Horatio Seymour, a former governor of New York, almost declined the nomination because he doubted that the Democrats could overcome the stain of disloyalty. As Seymour feared, the Republicans “waved the bloody shirt,” stirring up old wartime emotions against the Democrats to great effect.