Analysis Of The Actions And Words Of Andrew Johnson

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The actions and words of Andrew Johnson were very contradictory. The cartoon states: "Treason is a crime and must be made odious, and traitors must be punished". He told the people of a reconstruction plan that was supposed to punish the confederate rebels. Johnson did the opposite by ordering many pardons The Northern Republicans in Congress were ostracized because he continually vetoed their attempts at reconstruction.
In the center of the cartoon, Johnson is holding the African American in a slavery auction. On the left, African Americans are being tormented. Below, Johnson acts as a snake charmer. A poster in the back says vetoes and pardons. This demonstrates how the vetoes and pardons were created.
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