Swinging around the circle
Swing Around the Circle refers to a disastrous speaking campaign undertaken by U.S. President Andrew Johnson between August 27 and September 15,
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3 Mar speaking tour of the North to win support for his conservative Reconstruc- tion policies. This celebrated "swing around the circle" was a disaster.
Description:The political fallout of the Swing Around the Circle proved disastrous for Johnson, as Republicans dominated the Congressional elections and promptly took command of the Reconstruction process. Unlike in past elections, where candidates ignored or played down episodic protestors, Trump has relished the opportunity to bait his hecklers and return the rhetorical fire. Encountering hostile crowds as he traveled from the Northeast to the Midwest, Johnson responded with vindictive and undignified language. The Republican party would go on to a landslide victory in the congressional elections, and the new Congress would wrest control of Reconstruction from the White House with the Reconstruction Acts of Soon Johnson began to lose the public as well as Congress.