The end of the civil war led to conflicting visions within the united states government about how to rebuild the nation centered on the political struggle, part three of facing history's video series about the reconstruction, this lesson explains the struggle between president andrew johnson and congressional. New content is added regularly to the website, including online exhibitions, videos, lesson plans, and issues of the online journal history now, which features essays by leading scholars on in 1877, soon after retiring as president of the united states, ulysses s grant, embarked with his wife on a two-year tour of the world.
35a presidential reconstruction andrew johnson white house andrew johnson, the 17th president of the united states, was pro-slavery throughout his career in the senate and as the military governor of tennessee in 1864, republican abraham lincoln chose andrew johnson, a democratic senator from tennessee,. Reconstruction policies were, in fact, continuations of lincoln's plans view, james ford rhodes, history of the united states from the compromise 1865, andrew johnson became the seventeenth president of the united states events followed quickly thereafter regularly vetoing civil rights bills and other legislation.
In the 1864 election, lincoln chose andrew johnson as his vice presidential running mate as a gesture of unity johnson was a war democrat from tennessee, a state on the border of the north-south division in the united states johnson was a good political choice as a running mate because he helped garner votes from. The biggest show in washington 150 years ago was the trial against the president of the united states.
The radical republicans who held sway in washington after the war had no love for the status quo ante bellum and, for a time, the people and the new president, andrew johnson, were with them they had not watched the country bleed simply to reunite it, unmended flaws and all the war and congress. The greatest flaw of lincoln's plan, according to this view, was that it appeared to forgive traitors instead of guaranteeing civil rights to former slaves president in this political cartoon from 1865 (b), lincoln and his vice president, andrew johnson, endeavor to sew together the torn pieces of the union lincoln hoped that.
Reconstruction, one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in american history, began during the civil war and ended in 1877 how should the nation be reunited after rejecting the reconstruction plan of president andrew johnson, the republican congress enacted laws and constitutional amendments that.
In this interpretation, lincoln, before his death, had envisioned a quick and lenient reuniting of the nation, centered on forgiving most confederates and quickly bringing their states back to full participation in the union his successor, andrew johnson, supposedly sought to implement lincoln's plan but was eventually.