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Andrew Johnson because president of the United states of the U.S. Many of the Republicans in Congress hope he will be tougher on the South than Lincoln, but they soon start to oppose him
May 29, 1865- Febuary 22, 1866. Johnson issues his proclomation of amnest which proposes his plan for reconstruction. He does this while Congress is not in session. Later on Radical Republicans in Congress refuse to seat those elected from rebel states. Johnson soon vetoes a bill to increase funding for, and extends, freedman's Bureau. (Congress soon overides veto...again.
Bye president Johnson. Don't mess anything up while we're gone.
(March 27, 1866- August, 1866) Johnson vetoes Civil rights bill which extends more rights to people of all color and race, once again congress overides him. Due to a race riot in Memphis TN, the tension heightens between the congress and the president. More and more race riots are taking place. One took place in New orleans, LA. Throughout this time Johnson travels the country to say his famous "swing around the circle" speeches to save his reputation.
I think I am going to be stuborn again today and veto every law. I am also going to come up with a speech to make people like me.
(November 1866- March 2, 1867) Radicals win many victories in 1866. The new congress passes the first Reconstruction act. Johnson vetos the act, but once again the congress over powered Johnson. They divided the South into 5 military districts to make it stricter. Later on congress overrides Johnson's veto on the Tenure of office act.
(August 12, 1867- May 16, 1868) Johnson temperaly suspends Secretary of war Edwin Stanton. The senate votes when they return and they do not consent to removing Stanton. Impeachment charges filed against Johnson by the House of Representatives. The senate begins the first ever impeachment trial of a U.S President. The senate fails to convict Johnson of impeachment. They were only short one vote. Andrew Johnson was acquited of all charges filed in the impeachment.
They all lived happily ever after..Just kidding they probably didn't like eachother very much after all of this.
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