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    President Johnson and the Radical Republicans

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    What was the debate between President Johnson and the Republicans over the rightful power of the federal government and the states?

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    President Johnson and the Radical Republicans

    This solution outlines the debate President Johnson had with the Republicans over the rightful power of the federal government and the states. It also explains the extreme steps each side took to exert their power.

    After President Lincoln was assassinated, Andrew Johnson became president. Shortly after his election, he laid out plans for reconstructing the South. He made no secret of his disdain for the slaveholders whom he believed encouraged whites in the South to go to war. This made many Republicans very anxious. They feared his plan would punish whites in the South and that it would not be strong enough. They also believed he would do nothing to help blacks.

    Johnson's Restoration Plan

    - Most southerners would be granted amnesty ...

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    This solution outlines the debate President Johnson had with the Republicans over the rightful power of the federal government and the states. It also explains the extreme steps each side took to exert their power.

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