Early Congressional Legislation. ensure a stable and subservient labor force under white control . United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st Through 105th Congresses. Pages in category "1866 United States House of Representatives elections" The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. ISBN 978-0786402830. When Congress convened (Dec. 4, 1865) it refused to seat the Southern representatives. Reconstruction, the period (1865–77) after the American Civil War during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded. The Importance to the South of its Congressional Elections. The New York Times Archives. The congressional elections of 1866 resulted in. This list may not reflect recent changes (). An outraged Northern public believed that the fruits of victory were being lost by Johnson's lenient policy. McFarland and Company. Johnson responded by publicly attacking Republican leaders and vetoing their Reconstruction measures. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. The congressional elections of 1866 resulted in. Following the 1862 wartime elections, the Republican majority in the House narrowed while it grew in the Senate. Macmillan Publishing Company. The Black Codes passed by many of the Southern state governments in 1865 aimed to. An election to the United States House of Representatives was held in Florida for the 39th Congress on November 29, 1865, shortly after the end of the Civil War. Martis, Kenneth C. (January 1, 1989). a decisive defeat for Johnson and a veto-proof Republican Congress.