1866-S LIBERTY HEAD $20, NO MOTTO AU55
NO MOTTO. WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. VERY SCARCE VARIETY IN ALL GRADES.
Peace is finally achieved after the end of the Civil War! At least that is what one would think… Despite the ups, downs, and the large voided created by differing opinions that happened during the Civil War, congress got to work immediately and attempted to mend the broken United States. One of their first measures was protecting the now freed African-Americans, which several hoped would be achieved via the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Once passed through congress however, Andrew Johnson vetoed the bill despite the obvious need for this, but congress retaliated by overriding his veto. The act did its best to give African-Americans the rights they deserved as citizens, but the freedom opposition still made it difficult for them to really be free. Especially in the South, African-Americans had several negative run-ins with the law and many were needlessly killed for “disobedience.” To add insult to injury, there was still a massive void between the Northerners and Southerners. Many Union citizens thought poorly about the Confederates so violence between Americans was not uncommon still. Due to the constant tension and violence, Congress’ job was made even more difficult.