Can we put all the pieces back together again

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* Can we put all the pieces back together again? * Lincoln’s Plan for Reunification * Lincoln’s plan * TN, VA, LA and ARK in the union again * Congress would not allow them to take their seats * Soft * Under executive control * If 10% of the voting population of the presidential election of 1860 swear allegiance to the US, they are in. * Radical Republicans Make the South pay! * Revenge * a desire among some to punish the South for causing the war * Concern for the freedmen * believed that the federal government had a role to play in the transition of freedmen from slavery to freedom * Political c oncerns * the Radicals wanted to keep the Republican Party in power in both the North and the South. * Wave the bloody shirt * Remind everyone that the Confederates are Democrats * Wade-Davis Bill * Lincoln killed it with a pocket veto * Instead of 10%, a state needed 50% of the 1860 Presidential election. * Iron-clad oath * Never helped the Confederacy * State constitutions had to be amended * Forfeited rights theory * The states had never been out of the Union, but had forfeited certain rights under the Constitution, which could be restored only through the direction of Congress. * Theory of State Suicide * Although the states had not been out of the Union, the adoption of ordinances of secession had caused them to commit felo de se * In the status of territories * Congress prescribed rules and regulations. * Charles Sumner * Conquered Province Theory * Thaddeus Stevens * States in question had lost all their rights under the Constitution, and were merely so much conquered territory, possessing only the rights they might claim under international law. * Three days prior to his assassination * Abraham Lincoln related a dream he had to his wife and a few friends. * Ward Lamon
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* : "About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. * I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause
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