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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2012 02:18 pm
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  The assasination of Mr. Lincoln was a great disaster for the south, as Mr. Davis noted when he learned of it.

  There was already opposition to Mr. Lincoln's policy of: "Let 'em up easy" that he stated near the end of the war. Some of the radicals were already denouncing it, but Mr. Lincoln was assuming God-like status when the war was coming to an end. He was looked upon as the savior of the nation by the northern people.

  I cannot imagine the radicals having any success against the wildly popular Mr. Lincoln if they had the nerve to pass harsh reconstruction laws, or if they did to override Mr. Lincoln's possible vetoes of them. Mr. Johnson was a democrat and a southerner. He was an unpopular president and a much easier target for radical opposition.

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