Andrew Johnson

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    I remember when I was a kid, they said he was the worst President in history. What did he do to deserve that?
     
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    He put the people who ran the South before the Civil war back in power, and killed any chance of Blacks having a life in the South that wasn't burried in racism.

    In short, because of him the civil rights movement would have to wait another century for the bullshit to stop.
     
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    Absolute WRONG. He did no such thing. Grant sold out the South at the end of Reconstruction, pulling the military out and refusing to aid blacks being attacked and murdered that had held office during reconstruction.

    What Johnson did was oppose the Republican majority in Congress on PUNITIVE measures for the SOUTH. Just as Lincoln had. Lincoln intended for a peaceful transition and when he was assassinated the republican Congress created punitive actions against the Southern States, Johnson opposed them. For that affront they tried to Impeach him. Only the sanity of a couple Republican Senators stopped that when they realized the Precedent they would be setting by kicking him out of Office.
     
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    After the Civil War and slavery was finally abolished, the southern Democrats kept the lower classes in line by limiting civil rights. The strong Republican majority in congress overrode a veto from Democrat President Andrew Johnson for the first time in US history and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1868. The racist Johnson then refused to enforce it.
     
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    Sorry, but he ceratinly did.
    It always annoys me when people say 'WRONG" when I'm 100% right and they in fact don't know what they are talking about.

    Since you generally are a good guy I won't rip into you, but when it comes to history, I don't make these kinds of mistakes.

    Please consider that before you claim I'm WRONG about something historical in nature.

    Link to Andrew Johnson
     
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    Which is EXACTLY what I said. he tried to reintroduce the South back into the Union with no revenge or punishment. Exactly what Lincoln intended to do if he had lived.

    I suggest YOU read your history books. Go ahead tell us which Southerners he put back in power. Reconstruction threw them all out and allowed the Military to run and allowed republicans to win.

    Once again after Reconstruction was over Grant allowed the South to revert to its old ways, he turned a blind eye to the murder of blacks and the introduction of the racism and mistreatment of all the blacks and whites that had opposed the old ways.
     
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    Is it your contention, Gunny, that Grant is the worst President in history?
     
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    I sugest you learn how to read, and man up when you fuck up.

    Trying to claim you didn't say what you said is lame, I expect that from the Obamatoids and Bushbots.

    What i said was 100% correct and you know it, YOU tried to claim it was not.

    Stop being a pussy and admit you were wrong.
     
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    No but on the point of what happened to the blacks in this Country he is the reason the South never adjusted.
     
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    REALLY, name those people he put back in power? Come on, and then explain how Reconstruction did not toss them all out for 10 years. Johnson was NOT President when Reconstruction ended, Grant was. Johnson did not order Federal troops out of the South and order the Federal Government to ignore the plight of the blacks in the South, Grant DID. You claimed Johnson lead to 100 yeas of racism, when the facts are Grant did that not Johnson.
     

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