The assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth resulted in vice president Andrew Johnson being promoted to the presidential position within the United States. Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson had differing viewpoints about how to best reintroduce the rebelious states back into the union after the civil war. Lincolns plan, aka the 10% plan, made in very easy for southern states to gain readmittence, however upon his assissination his plan nearly died with him. In keeping with Lincolns plan, President Johnson came up with the 10%+ Plan, which similar to Lincolns made it relatively easy for ex-confederate states to regain entry, however, it as well aimed to punish high ranking military officlals, and leaders of the confederate government. Johnson as well influenced conflicts between the North and South by vetoing nearly every pro-reconstruction bill that came through congress. Johnson was nearly impeached due to his actions, only missing impeachment by 1 vote. It can be argued that Johnsons poor leadership led to the failure of reconstruction because of his inability to fiscally and militarily support congressional legislation enacted to provide support for newly freed African Americans living in the South via the Freedmans Bureau.