Create an account
Johnson decides not to treat the south as a conquered region, included amnesty for most confederates and quick acceptance of states back into the Union, freed slaves got little protection: no guaranteed citizenship or the right to vote
Congress returns to Washington to have Johnson tell them that Reconstruction was complete.
Congress soon start passing acts of their own including the Freedman Bureau: Johnson vetoed it.
The Tenure of Office Act made it illegal to remove a cabinet member without Senate approval: Johnson fired his secretary of war who had been Lincoln's and congress drafted articles of impeachment.
Tickets to the trial were scalped outside the Senate chambers like super bowl tickets
After his term he returned to Tennessee to become the only former President to be elected to the Senate
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together