10 US Presidents EVERYBODY Hated

Whitehurst, Jesse Harrison, 1819-1875, photographer (attributed name, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2. Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson is another president often regarded as one of the worst in American history. He took over the presidency after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and he quickly proved that he was unfit for the post.

Johnson was a segregationist and a racist, and he planned to punish the South once the Civil War was over. He passed several laws called the Reconstruction Acts, which were meant to restore white supremacy in the South.

The Reconstruction Acts completely destroyed the Confederacy, which resulted in widespread violence against African Americans. Johnson’s policies caused enormous misery for millions of people, and he’s also one of only two US presidents who have been impeached.

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