Now that Lincoln is out of the picture, its time to gain control of congress. We will control the HOR and Congress
Now that I am in office, I will get rid of the south's crimes during the war
North vs South View on Johnson
These pardons are not right
The president is just doing what is right
Once Johnson was in power, the Radical Republicans were happy that someone could finally come and help make a harsh punishment against the south. When Johnson wasn't making the harsh punishments that the northerners wanted, Radical Republicans decided to take control of the decision making so Johnson couldn't veto them.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Johnson did not punish the south harshly. His plan was to return the land that was given to the African Americans to the whites, he also wanted to pardon the confederate officers and soldiers. He also appointed governors to create new constitution.
Panic of 1873 sent the country into a 5 year depression
The northerners did not like that Johnson was just excusing everything the south did and was letting them get away. The southerners obviously saw this as what was just.
Rutherford Hayes Election
Remove the Troops and it is fine by the south if Hayes is president
The Radicals tried to impeach him, congress impeached him with votes 126-47. They then tried Johnson and were unable to convince the Senate.
No, he is fine in office
Reconstruction policies were fading as the Radicals lost their grip on the south. The Government also retreated from Reconstruction policies.
By this point, everyone was tire of the reconstruction and just wanted this to end. At the time there were troops in place in the south. Southern democrats decided that they would accept Hayes if the troops were removed. Republicans in the north agreed and Hayes was elected into office.