The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction

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CONTENTS
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CHAPTER I. THEORIES PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
1. The Problem7
2. Common Belief at Opening of Hostilities: The Crittenden Resolution8
3. The Democratic Theory10
4. Lincoln: The Development of his Theory14
5. The Congressional Policy48
CHAPTER II. JOHNSON'S THEORY: THE EXPERIMENT AND ITS RESULTS.
1. Conditions at Accession of Johnson28
2. Lincoln vs. Johnson28
3. Johnson's views before Accession29
4. Speeches in the Spring after his Accession30
5. Secret of his Attitude32
6. Development of his Theory34
7. Attitude towards Enfranchisement of the Negro41
8. Legislative Action in the South42
9. The Defense of the South46
10. Effect of the Attitude of the South upon the North47
CHAPTER III. ATTITUDE OF CONGRESS TOWARDS THE EXPERIMENT: DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL THEORY.
1. Attitude of Parties towards the Administration at Beginning of the Session49
2. Opening Scenes in Congress50
3. The Annual Message: Debate on Reconstruction55
4. The Freedmen's Bureau59

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