Reconstruction

Reconstruction

After the civil war, reconstruction began.

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States and took over when he was vice-president in 1865 when Abraham Lincoln was asassinated at the Fords Theatre. He was a democrat who is known for vetoing the most bills in U.S history as well as having the most vetoes overturned my congress. His plans did not give protection or rights to former slaves which made him such a target for the republicans and northerners. He was impeached in 1869 by the House of Representatives for violating the Tenure of Office Act, which restricted Johnson from firing cabinet officials. He persisted in trying to remove the Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and narrowly missed being convicted in senate and removal from office. He was elected to senate again in 1875 and died a few months after.