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President Johnson kept vetoing the bills that were passed by congress. By doing this his actions encouraged other republicans to join the radicals in congress and override the president’s vetoes.SouthernDemocratsTo remove the remaining federal troops in the south and hold government again. Some southern states hadn’t voted for a president in the election of1876. They made the compromise of 1877 that these states would vote for the republican if the remaining troops are removed, and a southern democrat is elected to the cabinet.Part 2 – Answer the following questions in a complete paragraph of your own words.What was the main issue relating to Reconstruction that divided Republicans at the end of the Civil War? If you had been a member of Congress at the time, what type of plan for Reconstruction would you have supported and why?The main issue relating to reconstruction that divided republicans at the end of the civil war was that
radical republicans believed that Johnson was giving to many pardons to the confederacy and overall being too lenient with a punishment. Radical republicans felt that confederate members in government would not help resolve the issue of slavery and reuniting the union. If I had been in congress, I believe I would have supported a reconstruction plan that was in between these two. For instance, I agree with President Johnson that all states would have to ratify the 13thamendment but at the same time amnesty and pardons should not be given to every member of the confederacy.