Was there any political retribution or backsliding into fighting when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the American Civil War?
Just saw Lincoln on Netflix. The roles both upfront and behind the scenes depicting a US where many independent things had to work out to pull off both the end of the war and the ratification of the 13th amendment was eye opening so was wondering:
Did Lincoln's death set off anything that hurt progress forward?
What aspects of how things turned out isn't actually that good, because Lincoln was removed from the playing board? Was anything done better because of his absence?