African Americans - President Andrew Johnson

  • Created by: Alasdair
  • Created on: 15-05-17 10:45
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  • President Andrew Johnson
    • Positive contribution
      • Congressional measures of 1866 and 1867 still got through despite him.
      • Survived impeachment by only one vote
        • Indicates strong feelings against him and that he was ineffective as opposition
    • Negative contribution
      • Saw Union as biggest issue, not rights of  AAs
        • Wanted quick return to normality
      • Sympathetic to new state assemblies in South
        • They had confidence he would let them pass highly discriminatory Black Codes
      • Congressional measures of 1866 and 1867 passed in teeth of opposition from him
      • Bitter dispute led to Johnson being impeached, or tried, by Congress

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