study guide page 1 - HIST 2112(Matthew Hild Study Guide for First Exam Lincolns Ten Percent Plan 1863 Reconstruction plan A former Confederate state

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HIST 2112 (Matthew Hild) Study Guide for First Exam Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan 1863 Reconstruction plan, A former Confederate state would have to abolish slavery and 10 percent of white adult males (excluding Confederate government officials, senior officers of the Confederate army and navy; judges, congressman, and military officers that left the Union to aid the rebels) in the state would have to give a loyalty oath to the Constitution and the Union to regain statehood, but congress thought only 10 percent was too easy and created the bill below. Wade-Davis Bill Radical Republicans believed in equality for all regardless of race and did not think Lincoln’s Reconstruction plan was good enough. They wanted to replace the white, Democratic planter elite with a new generation of small farmers, along with wage-earning and middle-class Republicans, both black and white. In 1864, with the war still going on, the Radical Republicans try to pass this bill sponsored by Senator Benjamin Franklin Wade of Ohio and Representative Henry Winter Davis of Maryland. Instead of

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