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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1868 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 20, 1868 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 21, 1868 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1869 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler June 18, 2010 06:07pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris
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Republican Party during the Johnson Administration

At the time of President Lincoln’s second inauguration, Confederate forces were in the final stages of retreat from impending defeat at the hands of overwhelming Union forces. Within a month, the Confederate capitol of Richmond was occupied; on 4/5/1865, one third of General Lee’s remaining army was captured in the Battle of Saylor’s Creek. Lee surrendered to General Grant three days later. Three days after that, President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. The Civil War and the Lincoln Presidency were over.

President Johnson’s administration began with a series of advances. The remaining Confederate forces surrendered one by one, and Jefferson Davis was apprehended on 5/10/1865. Johnson declared an amnesty to former Confederates who would take an oath of allegiance to the federal government. He then began to organize new governments in the former states of the Confederacy. New state constitutions forbade the existence of slavery.

Republican leaders in Congress were dissatisfied with the results of the new southern governments. U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) wrote on 7/8/1865 that the new governments might not be recognized if they did not grant the newly freed slaves the right to vote. Just before Congress assembled, Mississippi passed the first of the "Black Codes" which limited the rights of blac

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNational Union Won04/15/1865
NameAndrew Johnson Votes1 (100.00%)
Term04/15/1865 - 03/04/1869 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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  PartyRepublican Won12/02/1868
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes214 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1869 - 03/04/1873 Margin134 (+45.58%)
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RaceUS President 12/02/1868
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Uncertified Votes650 (100.00%)  
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