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Camila ChineaDecember 12, 2018Period 4How might the outcome of Reconstruction have been different had Lincoln lived, orchosen a different vice presidential running mate in 1864? What were the goals ofRadical Republicans and of freedmen during Reconstruction? How did these differ, andwhat were the results? Why did Reconstruction falter? To what extent was its failure theresult of events in the South, in the North, and in Washington, D.C.?After the Civil War, the United States had to deal with many problems that arose due tothe war. The North and South were being fair to each other nor being united ,so the idea ofreconstruction came into play.The assassination of President Lincoln changed the outcomes thatwould have occurred for reconstruction because it could’ve been faster and more consistent,however throughout the chaos and inconsistency, in the end, the union was united. The goals ofthe Radical Republicans and Freedman were different since they both had different perspectivesand beliefs on the opportunities of African Americans and the United States. The result of theevents in the North, South, and Washington DC led to the problems in reconstruction.In the beginning of President Lincoln’s second term,Lincoln was assassinatedin Ford’sTheater on April 14th, 1865. His death is what led to the complete declaration of the United Statesto be in the state ofReconstruction. If Lincoln had not die, reconstruction would have stilloccurred, but it wouldn’t have happened in the same way. His goal was to unite the country, andhis goal would have been successful. Before his death, he left the10% plan. The plan stated that

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Term
Summer
Professor
Behrens
Tags
Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Reconstruction era of the United States, President Lincoln

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