Andrew Johnson Reconstruction Plan
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The looming showdown between Lincoln and the Congress over competing reconstruction plans never occurred. The president was assassinated on April 14, 1865. His successor, Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, lacked his predecessorís skills in handling people; those skills would be badly missed. Johnsonís plan envisioned the following:
Reconstruction had produced another deadlock between the president and Congress.
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By Charles Sumner
This is one of the last great battles with slavery. Driven from the legislative chambers, driven from the field of war, this monstrous power has found a refuge in the executive mansion, where, in utter disregard of the Constitution and laws, it seeks to exercise its ancient, far-reaching sway. All this is very plain. Nobody can question it. Andrew Johnson is the impersonation of the tyrannical slave power. In him it lives again.
During the debate on impeachment.
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents: Andrew Johnson
... 1869 Andrew Johnson (1801-1875) No inaugural address No State of the Union available Andrew Johnson, Cleveland speech, September 3, 1866 Andrew Johnson, Veto fo the first Reconstruction Act, March 2, 1867 Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ...
While Congress had repudiated Johnson's plan for Reconstruction, Johnson sought to destroy the Congress' plan as well.† The Congress relied on Secretary of War Stanton to carry out their policies.†Johnson decided to derail Congressional ...
... McCardle Occupation: Tailor; Public Official During his presidency, Andrew Johnson had no vice president issued Amnesty Proclamation proclaimed thirteenth amendment abolishing slavery disputed with congress regarding power of Southern states ...