Ulysses S. Grant: Special Message to the Senate on Unrest in Louisiana

(1875)

Glossary

  • bloody riots of 1866 and 1868 two uprisings in New Orleans to protest the Reconstruction Acts
  • brought suit upon the equity side reference to the fact that under common law, modeled on the English system, regular lawsuits had to conform to very specific guidelines, whereas suits in equity allowed more freedom
  • circuit court federal courts of appeals, which received their name in frontier days, when judges would “ride the circuit,” or move from town to town, administering judgment
  • Colfax reference to the Colfax massacre (or Colfax riot) on April 13, 1873, in Colfax,...
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