Lincoln hoped johnson would win the support of union-loving democrats he hoped johnson would help heal the wounds between north and south now, lincoln was dead and johnson was president it was up to this little-known former tailor to make the decisions on reconstruction -- on rebuilding the. Civil war and reconstruction johnson vs congress andrew johnson unexpectedly became president after abraham lincoln's death this was a very uncertain time the civil war had just ended no one many people had different views on what to do about the southern states that had fought for the confederacy. In may 1865, immediately following the assassination of president lincoln, president andrew johnson and his administration created a plan for reconstruction, which became known as presidential reconstruction here, several of the provisions of johnson's plan are laid out this is handout 54 (p 95 ) of the. The views of the vice president rarely matter too much, unless something happens to the president following lincoln's assassination, johnson's views now mattered a great deal would he follow lincoln's moderate approach to reconciliation would he support limited black suffrage as lincoln did would he follow the. About a month later, abraham lincoln was cut down by an assassin's bullet and the drunken, foolish johnson became president while lincoln is remembered as one as a result, johnson's opposition to congress' reconstruction agenda didn't just impact federal law this contemporary political cartoon. During the secession crisis, johnson remained in the senate even when tennessee seceded, which made him a hero in the north and a traitor in the eyes of most southerners in 1862 president lincoln appointed him military governor of tennessee, and johnson used the state as a laboratory for reconstruction in 1864.
His policies after he became president were even more lenient than lincoln's, and they caused a confrontation with the radical republicans in congress that culminated in his impeachment johnson's policies in may 1865, with congress out of session, johnson began to implement his own reconstruction program. In the election of 1864, abraham lincoln, a republican, chose senator andrew johnson, a tennessee democrat, as his vice-presidential running mate lincoln believed that most troubling to republicans in congress was that president johnson had, on his own authority, established a reconstruction plan for the south. 1865lincoln is assassinated johnson becomes presidentcongress establishes joint committee on reconstruction 1866johnson vetoes renewal of freedmen's bureau chartercongress key people andrew johnson - 17th us president fought radical republicans in congress over key reconstruction legislation. The andrew johnson administration (democrat-union, 1865-1869 became president following lincoln's assassination) it was never intended that johnson would ever become president less than a as a result of johnson's beliefs and actions, power shifted to the radicals, who quickly took control of reconstruction.
The looming showdown between lincoln and the congress over competing reconstruction plans never occurred the president was assassinated on april 14 , 1865 his successor, andrew johnson of tennessee, lacked his predecessor's skills in handling people those skills would be badly missed johnson's plan. Following lincoln's assassination in april 1865, andrew johnson became president and inaugurated the period of presidential reconstruction (1865–67) johnson african americans strongly resisted the implementation of these measures, and they seriously undermined northern support for johnson's policies andrew. President johnson's lenient reconstruction plan for the south does not sit well with republican members of congress in the north. On february 24, 1868, something extraordinary happened in the united states congress.
When president abraham lincoln was assassinated, the task of reconstruction fell to president andrew johnson president andrew johnson: attempts to continue lincoln's reconstruction plan johnson's paternalistic attitude toward the freedmen kept him from opposing these measures with presidential authority. Andrew johnson (1808-1875), the 17th us president, assumed office after the assassination of abraham lincoln (1809-1865) among the 11 charges, he was accused of violating the tenure of office act by suspending secretary of war edwin stanton (1814-1869), who opposed johnson's reconstruction policies. Although johnson could have pocket vetoed the first reconstruction act as it was presented to him less than ten days before the end of the also on march 2, congress passed the tenure of office act over the president's veto, in response to statements during the swing around the. Perhaps no other american leader has experienced so precipitous a fall from grace as andrew johnson, seventeenth president of the united states (1865– 1869) during the civil war, johnson was the preeminent symbol of southern unionism—and thus, the ideal running mate for abraham lincoln in the 1864 election, on.
The looming showdown between lincoln and the congress over competing reconstruction plans never occurred the president was assassinated on april 14 , 1865 his successor, andrew johnson of tennessee, lacked his predecessor's skills in handling people those skills would be badly missed. Every time i lecture on lincoln, the civil war, or reconstruction, someone in the audience is sure to pose this question—one, of course, perfectly natural to ask but lincoln, these historians believed, had long been at odds with the radical republicans, who would have treated him much as they did andrew johnson had.
I have always heard president johnson didn't use lincoln's plan of reconstruction after a little more study, the plans seem to be the same and the republican party is what threw the plans askew all clarification will be appreciated :smile: abraham lincoln had thought about the process of restoring the. There were basically 3 plans for reconstruction, lincoln's plan, johnson's plan, and the radical republican plan lincoln's plan was known as the 10% plan it was simple with a few exceptions, lincoln offered pardons to any confederate who swore allegiance to the union and the constitution when the number of. In 1865 president andrew johnson implemented a plan of reconstruction that gave the white south a free hand in regulating the transition from slavery to freedom and the course followed by southern state governments under presidential reconstruction, however, turned most of the north against johnson's policy.
President andrew johnson's plan for reconstruction was much more lenient than the plan that congress eventually passed that is known as “radical reconstruction” johnson, like president lincoln before him, was much less inclined to treat the south harshly than the radicals were johnson did not believe that. Within six weeks of taking office as vice president, johnson succeeded to the presidency after lincoln's assassination the new committed to limited government and a strict constructionist interpretation of the constitution, johnson's reconstruction plan allowed the former confederate states to return quickly to the union. Lincoln pocket vetoed this bill the freedmen 's bureau was an agency that provided food, shelter, medical aid, employment aid, education, and other needs for blacks and poor whites it was the largest federal aid relief plan at the time, and it was the first large-scale governmental welfare program president johnson.
Andrew johnson took over as president after lincoln was assassinated johnson was a democrat he was originally selected by the republican party as the vice president candidate to run with lincoln because johnson was a democrat who supported lincoln's ideas the republican party was hoping this would get them. However, while lincoln is often upheld as an exemplary president, johnson is considered to be the opposite the president was accused on eleven charges, including the violation of the tenure of office act when johnson dismissed secretary of war edwin stanton, who disagreed with johnson's reconstruction policies. Events 1863lincoln issues proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction 1864 congress passes wade-davis bill lincoln pocket-vetoes it 1865lee surrenders to grant at appomattox courthousecongress creates freedmen's bureaulincoln is assassinated johnson becomes president.