A monthly podcast where brothers Ryan and Kevin talk about American Presidential Politics through the lens of the loser, taking a deep dive into the lives and legacies of the men and women who ran for president and “almost” won.
S02e02 Tilden: The 100 Proof President
In our ongoing series on Almost President Samuel Tilden, we talk about Andrew Johnson who set the stage for our Almost President by setting the stage for Reconstruction.
In this episode we track President Johnson’s ever-changing views on slavery and his (unfortunately) unchanging views on white supremacy. We also talk about Johnson’s…interesting relationship to alcohol. And (very unfortunately) we talk about Johnson’s ascension to the presidency and all of the problems this would cause.
How did Democrat Andrew Johnson come to be on Abraham Lincoln’s ticket? And how did he go from a staunch anti-segregationist to one of the most infamous supporters of white supremacy in American history.
Find out in this episode!
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