by Jesus Orozco
Thaddeus Stevens was a member of the house of representatives and one of the leaders of the radical republicans. He was born April 4, 1792 in Pennsylvania, and died August 11, 1868. After Lincolns assassination, Thaddeus ad a conflict with the new president Johnson. After the congressional election victory in 1866, Stevens and the republicans nullified Johnson's presidential reconstruction plan and passed groundbreaking civil right legislation and the fourteenth amendment over his veto.
Andrew Johnson was the seventeenth president of the united states and served from 1865 to 1869. He was born December 29, 1808 and died July 31 1875.
He was a democrat who served with Lincoln on the national union ticket.
It was established in 1865 by congress to help freed slaves and poor whites because of the aftermath of the american civil war. Some 4 million slaves gained their freedom because of the victory of the union in the civil war. The civil war left communities in ruin and the Freedman's bureau gave the people shelter,food,and medical aid.
The 15th amendment gave the right to colored or white or a different race to vote. It prohibited the federal and state governments to deny vote from these people. The 15th amendment was established in 1870.