Why did some Americans oppose President Johnson's reconstruction plan

Some Americans oppose President Johnson's reconstruction plan because he pardoned former Confederate officials and the Black Codes drawn up by the new states severely restricted the freedom of the freedmen and seemed in some ways to continue slavery.

Reconstruction is the period from the end of the Civil War until 1877, when the people of the U.S. worked to put the country back together again after the divisive and bloody war.

Because there were so many different views about how Reconstruction should be accomplished, and because so much was at stake, this was a period of tremendous conflict -- between different groups in the South, between different branches of and political factions in the federal government, and between the federal government and the states of the former Confederacy.

Here's a series of interesting, short facts providing a simple method of relating the history of the Reconstruction Era shared by American-historama.org.

Thursday, September 21 2017
Source: http://www.westga.edu/~hgoodson/Reconstruction.htm

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