The south needed to be rebuilt following the civil war president andrew johnson, the successor to president abraham lincoln after his assassination, had very different ideas about it than did congressional radical republicans. 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. President lincoln’s plan for reconstruction can best be described as a) mild b) harsh c) poorly planned d) popular with radical republicans e) radical this preview has intentionally blurred sections the unique feature of president andrew johnson’s plan for reconstruction was.
Andrew johnson (december 29, 1808 – july 31, 1875) was the 17th president of the united states, serving from 1865 to 1869 johnson assumed the presidency as he was vice president of the united states at the time of the assassination of abraham lincoln a democrat who ran with lincoln on the national union ticket, johnson came to office as. The problem i found with the book after johnson becomes president is not gordon-reed’s emphasis on johnson’s racism which is unquestionably right but how limited the book is otherwise with regard to what johnson and his administration did in his almost four years in office. Abraham lincoln (1809–1865) was the 16th president of the united states during one of the most consequential periods in american history, the civil war before being elected president, lincoln served in the illinois legislature and lost an election for the us senate to stephen a douglas.
Following lincoln’s assassination at the end of the war, johnson favoured lincoln’s moderate program for the reconstruction ulysses s grant: command over union armies andrew johnson ’s request, was greeted with surprising friendliness, and submitted a report recommending a lenient reconstruction policy. Johnson's reconstruction plan same as lincoln's but military officials and persons with property worth more than $20,000 had to apply directly to the president for a pardon lincoln's and johnson's plans fundamentally different from the radical republican plan. The process of trying to rebuild the south's economy, society and infrastructure was called reconstruction, and it dominated political debate for more than a decadepresident lincoln hoped to.
President lincoln believed the president should be directing the reconstruction process there were some differences between the two plans president lincoln’s plan was known as the ten percent. Upon lincoln's assassination in april 1865, andrew johnson of tennessee, who had been elected with lincoln in 1864 as vice president, became president johnson rejected the radical program of reconstruction and instead appointed his own governors and tried to finish reconstruction by the end of 1865. Lincoln's death, however, left a void in leadership the new president, andrew johnson, was a southerner as you can imagine this bitter irony was not lost on the radical republicans who hated him even before he was president.
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 lincoln longed to send the former slaves back to their plantation owners in order to unify the country more quickly, as documented by one notable african–american historian, to the dismay and disbelief of us senator charles sumner, us representative thaddeus stevens, and vice president johnson. 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.
Andrew johnson (1808-1875), the 17th us president, assumed office after the assassination of abraham lincoln (1809-1865) johnson, who served from 1865 to 1869, was the first american president. President johnson is entitled to great liberality of judgment in his most arduous work of reconstruction -- more so even than was president lincoln in his prosecution of the war the latter had. President johnson implements his reconstruction plan it offers general amnesty to those taking an oath of future loyalty, although high-ranking confederate officials and wealthy confederates have to petition the president for individual pardons.
When president abraham lincoln was assassinated, the task of reconstruction fell to president andrew johnson he was soon at odds with many different factions in the nation. President johnson led them to believe that he supported their plan, but on may 29, 1865, the new president issued a blanket pardon for all but the very richest confederates who were then encouraged to come personally to washington and seek their pardon. 1 explain president lincoln and president johnson’s reconstruction plans - in 1863, president lincoln used his power of presidential pardon when he issued the proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction to bring about immediate restoration of the union.