Recently the Radical Republicans’ candidate for governor, Edmund J. Davis, won the 1869 election for Texas governor. The Radical Republicans also control the state legislature and have now ratified the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendment. Now that Texas has met all the Reconstruction requirements, Texas will rejoin the Union. On March 30, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act declaring reconstruction was over in Texas. Soon after, we learned that the Democrats have taken over, destroying any hope for freedmen's rights. We hope that things will get better soon and return to Republican control.