- Words: 1126
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 11603636
Unfortunately, infighting within the Republican Party prevented the Radical Republicans from successfully implementing their own Reconstruction policies. A split within the Republican Party was most notably brought to light during the impeachment trial of President Johnson, when several Republicans voted for Johnson's acquittal.
Radical Republicans' views differed from the mainstream party line, which held views similar to those held by their former figurehead Abraham Lincoln. Unlike the more moderate stream