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01.04 Rebuilding the Government AssignmentPart 1 Somebody ... Wanted ... But ... So ... 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 to stick with Lincoln’s plan, that the sooner the country reunited, the sooner it could heal Radical Republicans and members of Congress thought he was being too forgiving of the South the Radical Republicans gained control of both the House and the Senate and they began passing bills and overriding the president’s vetos to gain control of Reconstruction Radical Republicans The punishment fro the South to be much harsher President Johnson was in control of Reconstruction and was forgiving of the South many other republicans joined them and they passed bills and took over

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