Text Reading Notes - America: A Concise History (Reading...

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America: A Concise History (Reading Notes) Chapter 15 Assignment 1 The problem of Reconstruction – how to restore rebellious states to the Union – had not been addressed by the Founding Fathers. Lincoln’s Plan - 10 Percent Plan – 10% of a rebellious state’s voter had to take a loyalty oath and ratify the 13 th amendment - Confederate states rejected and Republicans came out with a harsher bills – Wade-Davis Bill. This bills req’d new gov’ts for those who took arms against the North and permanent bans against union leaders – among other stipulations. This proves the point that Lincoln was a moderate – trying to appease both sides against radical Republicans and Conservative Democrats Andrew Johnson - Took a half-way approach from Lincoln and Wade-Davis. - Johnson was a loyalists to the Union, but didn’t think highly of blacks. His main interest was that of the Union. - Johnson didn’t mind the black codes, he was more concerned with appeals for pardons – thus upsetting radical repubs in congress
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