President Andrew Johnson digs a hole for the train of the Radical Republican Party with a shovel marked "veto". Johnson did veto the Radical Republican Freedmen's Bureau Bill and the Senate supported this veto. However, he was unable to veto any other Radical Republican legislation after he lost the Senate support due to some tactless remarks on his part. So Congress, lead by Radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens (in the cab of the train) and Benj. Butler (in the bottle) was in complete control of Reconstruction. U. S. Grant, Republican candidate for President in 1868 is shown riding the train just in front of the cab.