Vice-President who became President after Lincoln's assassination. From Tennessee. Combative man, lacked presidential virtues. Bigoted and
An advocate of small farmers and in opposition to the large planters.
Believed in strict adherence to the Constitution and limited government.
Passed the Proclamation of Amnesty 1865 to allow everyone with taxable property of $20,000 to apply for amnesty.
Plan for readmitting former Confederate states-
Each state would have a native Unionist governor, they had to invalidate the secession ordinances, abolish slavery, repudiate all debts incurred to aid the Confederacy, ratify the Thirteenth Amendment, and endorse limited black suffrage