1.04 Chart and Reflection - Claire Dacko August 10, 2016 US...

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Claire DackoAugust 10, 2016US History Honors The main issue relating to Reconstruction that divided Republicans at the end of the Civil war was how much freedom should be given to the freedmen and what sort of punishment, if any should be given to the south. If I had been a member of Congress at this time I would have supported Lincoln and Johnson’s idea of rebuilding our country as soon as we could, and having much patience with the south. Having no slaves to work the fields for them and beginning to President Andrew JohnsonTo make it simple for the south to rejoin sothat they may heal faster as acountry.Radicals believed thatit should not be made easy for the south and that theyshould have a harshpunishment.Johnson went to many cities to defend his plan and
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History, 13th Amendment, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Ulysses S Grant, Reconstruction era of the United States, President Johnson

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