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Unformatted text preview: Lincoln’s Reconstruction Plan Defeat of the war, 1863-65 Lincoln’s belief in Southern Unionism The 10% plan 10% of electorates of voters come forward, and take pledge of loyalty to government, they can begin to apply for reinstating Excluded groups Congressional Response The Wade-Davis Bill Calls for over 50% of voters to come forward based off of the 1860 election, and they have to take an oath that they didn’t take up arms against the Union • WAY more strict, and pretty rediculous Lincoln’s use of pocket veto He doesn’t want to veto this outright, and waits 2 weeks for congress to end. 2 nd Inaugural speech Perpetual Union Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth Possible outcomes Probably not the 10% plan But not the 50% plan So some sort of compromise Johnson’s Plan and the congressional Response Johnson’s Reconst ruction Plan Amnesty and pardons These pardons to (13,000) to war vets etc…...
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- Fall '07
- Reconstruction, Reconstruction era of the United States, • Johnson, Reconst ruct ion