Andrew Johnson was the 1st president that was moved up from vice president after Lincoln assassination. He is know as one of the most racist president that we have ever had. These are just a few of his quotes
1. "If you liberate the negro, what will be the next step? . . . It would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, humpbacked negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man."
2."You can't get rid of the negro except by holding him in slavery."
He also was one of the 1st presidents that was going to be impeached.
Andrew Jonhson Reconstruction plan
During the time that Lincoln was still in office he didn't want to hurt the south but instead help them become once again part of the union. Even before the war had ended he was figuring out how he could help the south instead of hurt them, he issued (Dec. 8, 1863) a proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction for those areas of the Confederacy occupied by Union armies .This offered a pardon to any confederate who swear to support the constitution of the union The radical republicans didn't really like this since they wanted to give a lot of power to the African American. So they passed the Wade-Davis Bill, which required 50% of a state's male voters to be able to knock out what do what Lincoln wanted.