Thaddeus Stevens
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"Thaddeus Stevens" was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the History of the United States Republican Party/Republican Party during the 1860s. A fierce opponent of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans, Stevens sought to secure their rights during Reconstruction Era/Reconstruction, in opposition to President Andrew Johnson. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War, he played a major part in the war's financing.

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