This is interesting. Johnson's name comes up while people talk about impeachment.
His record makes him look politically incompetent. In that regard he reminds me of Jimmy Carter. He had many opportunities to secure civil rights, but opposed them at every turn.
It seems to me that his blanket pardon of Confederates was a good thing, although if we were facing similar circumstances today, how many people would be so forgiving?
One has to wonder why Abraham Lincoln would choose a southern Democrat as his running mate. It was no doubt to better unite the country, but the consequences were very messy.