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THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON Johnson struck even more boldly against Reconstruction after the 1867 elections. ” an exasperated Republican asked another. ” In February 1868, Johnson removed from office Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, who had administered the War Department in support of the congressional Reconstruction policy. This appeared to violate the Tenure of Office Act, passed the year before over Johnson’s veto, which required Senate consent for such removals. By a vote of 126 to 47 along party lines, the House impeached Johnson on February 24.

Demobilized black soldiers purchased land with their bounty payments, sometimes pooling their money to buy an entire plantation on which several black families settled. Northern philanthropists helped some freedmen buy land. But most ex-slaves found the purchase of land impossible. Few of them had money, and even if they did, whites often refused to sell their land because it would mean losing a source of cheap labor and encouraging notions of black independence. Several Northern radicals proposed legislation to confiscate ex-Confederate land and redistribute it to freedpeople, but those proposals went nowhere.

1868 1866 1870 TENN. C. ARK. 1868 1868 1877 GA. 1874 4 ALA. 1870 MISS. 1868 1871 1874 1870 3 1876 5 LA. 1868 1877 FLORIDA 1868 1877 1866 Date of readmission to the Union Commanding generals of military districts: 1 Gen. Schofield 4 Gen. Ord 2 Gen. Sickles 5 Gen. Sheridan 3 Gen. 1 Reconstruction in the South The dates for each state listed on this map show how short-lived “Radical Reconstruction” was in most Southern states. annexation of Texas a quarter-century earlier, the nation had known scarcely a moment’s respite from sectional strife.

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