HIST405N-61205DiscussionsWeek 4 Discussion 2- Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877 .docx - Dear Professor and class With the end of the Civil War

HIST405N-61205DiscussionsWeek 4 Discussion 2- Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877 .docx

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Dear Professor and class, With the end of the Civil War the United States embarked on a Reconstruction era where former rebel states were allowed back in the Union. Multiple reunification plans were proposed including Lincoln’s ten percent plan, Andrew Johnson’s reconstruction plan, and the Congressional reconstruction plan. Lincoln’s ten percent plan gave a pardon to all Southerner’s with the exception of high ranking military leaders and Confederate government officials. The aforementioned exceptions needed 10 percent of the 1860 voter population in order to take a binding oath of loyalty to the US and emancipation of slaves. The plan gave rise to conflict with a large number of Republicans who wanted to punish the rebel Southern states, known as the Radical Republicans. They believed the plan dealt too moderately with the traders and demanded harsher repercussions. Following Lincoln’s assassination, Vice President Andrew Johnson adopted Lincoln’s

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