The Freedmen's Bureau Bill
Freedmen's Bureau Bill
1. Johnson was opposed to the use of the military during peacetime.
2. Johnson felt the Bill was a Federal encroachment into state matters.
3. Johnson felt this was "class legislation" for a particular segment of society that:
a. Would keep the ex-slaves from being self-sustaining, and
4. Johnson did not feel that Congress should be making these decisions for unrepresented states.
Johnson's second objections were the same as his first.
Did You Know?
In 1865 Andrew Johnson awarded Dr. Mary Edwards Walker with the Congressional Medal of Honor for her services during the Civil War. She remains the first and only women to receive the medal.