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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/6/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,065 times Debate No: 15826
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Republican14

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Andrew Johnson Was by far the worst president ever
Rayray

Con

Well I actualy agree with you, however I could not resist debating someone whos entire argument and opening statment is Andrew Johnson Was by far the worst president ever...
I'll give hime this though he came to America's leasership at a hard time in our history putting a country back together after a civil war is never easy and nobody would have done a perfect job. He did his best despite his poor leadership skills and the post war recustruction could have taken much longer and been much different without him.
Debate Round No. 1
Republican14

Pro

He allowed the Southern states to replace slavery with "Black Codes", which furthered the discrimination against the former slaves by reaffirming the notion that they were inferior and had essentially no civil rights. He was against them when the north had a whole war just to free the slaves. With reconstruction, he barley did anything when the U.S needed him the most, He also tried to pass a law that would send money to help reform the confederacy.
Rayray

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Rayray forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Republican14

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Well, my oppaent must have no argument, as she forfeited, but here are some more aruments for Johnson.He failed, and failed utterly; failed so miserably that, in the last weeks of his Administration, he could only revenge himself by absurd attempts wantonly to vex his successor. He nominated to the Senate for consul to Havana a soldier who was conspicuously the enemy of General Grant, and for minister to Chile, General Grant's brother-in-law and friend. Mr. Johnson's Administration has had, however, the good result of proving the character of the people. At every moment of his evil career it has been evident that the country condemned him; and undoubtedly it anticipated his removal when he was impeached. There verdict against him failed of the necessary two-thirds vote
Rayray

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Rayray forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BennyW 5 years ago
BennyW
How can you call yourself a conservative and dislike Harding? Yes everyone brings up teapot dome but he wan't directly involved and in fact other presidents had far worse scandals.
Posted by Rayray 5 years ago
Rayray
I'm sry I had to go on a trip and did not have internet access
Posted by Republican14 5 years ago
Republican14
My Top Five Worst Presidents
1. Andrew Johnson
2. James Buchanan
3. Warren G Harding
4. Herbert Hoover
5. Millard Fillmore
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Vote Placed by petersaysstuff 5 years ago
petersaysstuff
Republican14RayrayTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit.