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Week 4 Response With the war’s end needing a swift reconstruction effort , the most humane and effective answer was to distribute confiscated land evenly to the people who’s generations and generations of family have toiled and worked on those lands. Beyond the moral obligation, land ownership would give economic independence and options to freedmen instead of having to go back to performing labor as no other alternative. However, not only was this unfulfilled, but Lincoln compensated slave owners following abolishment in D.C in 1862. This reflected how although slavery was abolished, equality was not established nor a major focus of the reconstruction effort. Even efforts to give freedmen confiscated property by “Field order 15” were later rescinded by Andrew Johnson, showing how the government even after the war did
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