I hope I will be able to do what is best for the Confederacy - oops I mean the Union!
Mr. President you have a difficult job. There are so many opinions.
The Freedmen should be happy because Southerners have to accept the 13th Amendment.
This is going to be a difficult task because I want to remain loyal to the South, and the Radical Repbublican are going to far!!!!
I am Andrew Johnson and I was Abraham Lincoln's Vice-President. I grew up in the South and I sympathesized with the Southerners during Reconstruction. I believed that Presidents should be responsible for Reconstruction not the Radical Republicans.
I never thought that Lincoln would be assassinated and I would be responsible for developing a Reconstruction Plan. My plan was called "Restoration". It was considered to be lenient on the South. I don't believe we have to slug the South. I would rather hug them.
I have to move the nation forward, but the Radical Republican want to much. Southerners should be offered amensty. At least my plan is harsher than Lincoln's 10 Percent plan . Civil Rights will come in time. I didn't want the Freedmen's Bureau to pass, but there was nothing I could do about that.