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Unformatted text preview: The challenges of Reconstruction Rebecca McDaniel HIS 125 7/19/2010 According to Davidson, J., Gienapp, W., Heyrman, C., Lytel, M., & Stoff, M. (2006) the Radical Republicans wanted reconstruction of southern society to be identical in northern society. They argued for black civial and political rights which had been long denied. The specific focus was on giving African Americans the right to vote. They believed this would guarantee the Republican following from the south. It seems their main goal was centered on turning the south into a carbon copy of the north. According to Davidson, J., Gienapp, W., Heyrman, C., Lytel, M., & Stoff, M. (2006) the Moderate Republicans were concerned with not going against the president. They had the same viewpoint as everyone else, and that was keeping Confederats from gaining control of the south. They believed the way to accomplish this was to provide federal protection to the newly freed slaves. They thought that giving African Americans the right to vote would in the end offend or slaves....
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