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Unformatted text preview: United States Senator Paper Kassie Adkins HIS 125 June 4 th , 2011 Otis E. Whitehead Reconstruction was presented for a period of time allowed for readjusting after the civil war took place. The south was left in ruins and beaten. The Union needed to be reshaped which was where reconstruction took place. President Andrew Johnson made attempts to re-enter the South into the Union but was turned down by congress in attempt to follow the moderate policies of Lincoln. Lincoln desired to organize a government where southern states were readmitted along with ten percent of voters pledging loyalty to the union in which the Radical Republicans did not agree with. As a radical Republican Senator, we strongly oppose slavery during and after the war. We do not t rust ex-confederates and demand harsher policies for reconstruction. We offered an iron clad oath to be taken that was blocked by Johnson and also vetoed the Wade Davis Bill where the oath of allegiance was to be taken as well as the political power for the Unionist is weakened. When Johnson became president, he appeared radical but then Unionist is weakened....
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