Reconstruction after the civil war chapter exam instructions choose your answers to the questions and click 'next' to see the next set of questions. After the civil war congress was controlled by a group called the radical republicans lincoln was able to control them and had proposed a plan for reconstruction that looked to treating the south more like a lost brother returning home. At the outbreak of the civil war in 1861, andrew johnson, a senator from tennessee, was the only us senator from a seceding state who remained loyal to the union. Reconstruction after lincoln lincoln’s assassination seemingly gave radical republicans in congress the clear path they needed to implement their plan for reconstructionthe new president, andrew johnson, had seemed supportive of punitive measures against the south in the past: he disliked the southern planter elite and believed they had been a major cause of the civil war.
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, as his vice presidential candidate lincoln was. The president had long wanted to dismiss the secretary of war, edwin m stanton stanton was the only member of johnson's cabinet who supported the radical republicans' program for reconstruction. Presidential reconstruction 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 offered no role to blacks in the politics of the south.
President andrew johnson presided over the early days of reconstruction credit: image courtesy of the library of congress as the civil war drew to a close, the social, political and economic conditions within the rebellious southern states fueled discussion about how to restore them to the union. Andrew johnson was a democrat, southerner, and former slave owner he was too sympathetic for the south this affected reconstruction because, after lincoln died, he was handing out too many pardons. Emancipation and reconstruction at the outset of the civil war, to the dismay of the more radical abolitionists in the north, president abraham lincoln did not make abolition of slavery a goal.
That president andrew johnson's dislike of the southern aristocracy before the civil war had little to do with moral convictions is evident in the fact that he was once a slaveholder`\ how did southern blacks of the reconstruction period feel about politics. Vice president andrew johnson became president johnson's presidential administration was contentious and led to his impeachment the principal reason why the united states house of representatives impeached johnson was the existence of differing views over the nation's reunification following the american civil war. President lincoln was assassinated at the end of the civil war, however, and never had the chance to implement his reconstruction plan when andrew johnson became president, he was from the south and wanted to be even more lenient to the confederate states than lincoln. Trying to get a handle on the political battles between president andrew johnson and the republican congress after the american civil war here's a short breakdown be sure to check out part 1 if.
Did president andrew johnson help or hinder the process of reconstruction after the civil war presidential research paper 11 december 2012 andrew johnson i am writing this paper for educational purposes about the presidents of the united states. Johnson, a resident of east tennessee before the war and military governor of the state during the conflict, did not like the planter class because he felt as though they dragged the majority of. Andrew johnson - 17th president of the united states print collector/getty images johnson's plan was to continue with president lincoln's vision for reconstructionthey both thought it important to show leniency to the south in order to heal the union.
With the assassination of president abraham lincoln, andrew johnson became the 17th president of the united states (1865-1869), an old-fashioned southern jacksonian democrat of pronounced states. Reconstruction, in united states history, refers both to the period after the civil war when the states of the breakaway confederate states of america were reintegrated into the united states of america, and to the process by.
The new president, andrew johnson, had seemed supportive of punishing measures against the south in the past: he disliked the rich southern planter and believed they had been a major cause of the civil war. Reconstruction concept entailed historical revolution after american civil war and development of the southern part of united states on the basis of social and economic aspect reconstruction policy president andrew johnson initiated debate on reconstruction plan in southern part of america. Reconstruction after the civil war can be compared to that after the revolutionary war just like the years after the revolutionary war, part of the country had no stable government the south was in a period of reconstruction. The interactive maps explore the impact of the war and reconstruction on the south, while the interactive timeline examines the impeachment of president andrew johnson and his troubles with the congress these interactives are incorporated into several of the activities for this lesson.