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  •   How do you get the unification of the states (2+ / 0-)
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    JekyllnHyde, SciMathGuy

    means bringing back slavery? The radical republicans that impeached Johnson did not want to follow Lincoln's hope of mending the nation. They wanted to punish the states and keep them separate from the union in the meantime. This would have institutionalized that the states actually did leave the union. Whereas Lincoln saw that path actually said it was possible for states to leave the Union and it was his contention that was not possible and was one justification for the war in the first place. Johnson was being true to that dream.

    I don't dislike all conservatives... mainly just the ones that vote Republican.

    by OHdog on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 01:40:52 PM PST

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