- General Philip Sheridan removes Governor James Webb Throckmorton from office
July 30, 1867 to August 8, 1867 AUSTIN, Texas Race-Relations, War
According to the Reconstruction Acts, the military could remove and appoint a state's government figures in order to further Reconstruction. Under this system, the general in charge of the region in which the state was located would be responsible for making these decisions. Because President Andrew Johnson did not agree with many clauses in the Acts of Reconstruction, this particular section was...