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The Second Freedmen’s Bureau Act is an American act passed in 1866 that provided many additional rights to ex-slaves, including the distribution of land, schools for their children, and military courts to ensure these rights. Democratic President Andrew Johnson vetoed the bill, stating that it was unconstitutional and too expensive. The Republicans in Congress managed, however, to override President Johnson's veto.

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  • Freedmen's Bureau