On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in the Fords theater
Do I punish the South?
After Lincolns assassination, Andrew Johnson quickly took his place in office and Johnson soon had many ideas for reconstruction
What do i do about slavery?
Do I go along with the Radical Republicans plans?
Im gonna give all the land that was confiscated back to southerners instead of helping the Freedmen's Bureau
Johnsons plan for reconstruction was to pardon and return land back to many southerns. He also wanted governors to supervise the draft of new State constitutions and let the States be readmitted back into the union if they would abolish slavery.
I think i would be best to pardon the southerns instead of punishing them
The Norths perspective on Johnsons plan
I can't believe that President Johnson pardoned the South! Even after everything! He should've been harsher on them then letting them get away with this.
I know! He even gave back land to white southerns which could've been used for the freed slaves to settle on. He should not be the one to reconstruct the South
After Johnson kept using his vetoing power over and over again,