Andrew Johnson, President of USA, Was Vice President when Abe Lincoln was president. Andrew Johnson was the American President to be impeached, May 1869 due to his lenient Reconstruction policies and his vetoing of Reconstruction acts.
The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 laid out the process for readmitting Southern states into the Union. The Fourteenth Amendment provided former slaves with national citizenship, and the Fifteenth Amendment granted black men the right to vote.
With the Radical Republicans fully in control of Congress after the mid-term elections of 1866, they quickly passed the Military Reconstruction Acts of 1867. These acts divided the south into five military districts. Each district was placed under military leadership and new elections were held with voting only allowed by Congress' approved voters, which were mostly former slaves. Each state was also required to ratify the 13th and 14th Amendments after drafting new state constitutions.
During the first two years after the Confederate surrender, Southern states tried to limit the rights of freedmen through laws known as "Black Codes." In response, Congress passed several Reconstruction Acts, starting in March 1867. The Freedmen's Bureau distributed this May 1 circular in the Richmond area. It instructed officers and agents to inform freedmen of their rights, especially their right to vote.
Andrew Johnson U. President Andrew Johnson was the President of the United States, serving from 1865 to Johnson became president as he was Vice President at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Wikipedia no vp
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