President Abraham Lincoln
The nation to heal as quickly as possible from the Civil War and planned to reunify the nation quickly.
He was assassinated in 1865 only days after Robert E. Lee’s surrender.
Plans for Reconstruction were taken over by Vice President Andrew Johnson, who became president after Lincoln’s death.
President Andrew Johnson
His own presidential reconstruction.
The congress had refused to seat legislators from those states and for some reason advanced legislation to over-rule the Southern actions.
He was determined in trying to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, because he was impeached by the House of Representatives, and almost avoided conviction in the Senate and removal from office.
During the war by moderates and conservative factions which was led by Abraham Lincoln and after the war by self-described.
They passed their own reconstruction plan throughout Congress in 1864. Lincoln decided to veto it and started putting his own policies in effect when he was assassinated in 1865.
They were the definitive pro-slavery wing of the party.
Divergent to both the anti-slavery Republicans.
Then after the Democrats as a whole came to symbolize the mainstream left of the United States, the form, if not the content, of Southern Democratic politics began to rapidly change.
What was the main issue relating to Reconstruction that divided Republicans at the end of