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Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction. During the Civil war, south was defeated, Lincoln wanted to bring United states back and for that he began a reconstruction plan even though civil war was on. He wanted to help south and create a peace among others. As per Keene and O’Donnell, 2013, in December 1863, Lincoln issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, also known as the Ten Percent Plan whose main goal was to Intended to establish Southern state governments, the plan pardoned all Southerners (except high-ranking military officers and Confederate officials) who took an oath pledging loyalty to the Union and support for emancipation and as soon as 10 percent of a state’s voters took this oath, they could call a convention, establish a new state government, and apply for

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