Unformatted text preview: the general amnesty would be high-ranking Confederate officials and military leaders.) Lincoln's plan also stated that when a tenth of the voters who had taken part in the 1860 election had agreed to the oath within a particular state, then that state could formulate a new government and start sending representatives to Congress. Andrew Johnson was intent on carrying out this plan when he assumed the Presidency. This policy, however, did not sit well with certain radical Republicans in Congress who wanted to set up military governments and implement more stringent terms for readmission of the seceded states....
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- Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, President of the United States, Andrew Johnson, general amnesty