Andrew Johnson's Second Reconstruction: A Failure

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After the Civil War ended in 1865 and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated a few days later, Andrew Johnson took over Lincolns’ presidency and Lincolns’ version of the Reconstruction Era but with a few of his own twists in which Johnson knew that Congress wasn’t going to be fond of. Following Johnsons’ short Reconstruction, Congress initiated a second Reconstruction to which Johnson tried to empower congress every step throughout the era. Both reconstructions had their pros and their cons in which had impacted the states and the people differently but overall the Reconstruction was a