Reconstruction

Reconstruction - 17:34 Emancipation Proclamation January...

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17:34 Emancipation Proclamation – January 1 st , 1863 Did very little to in fact free slaves, but was symbolic. Civil War started at Fort Sumter, in Charleston Bay, and ended in April, 1865. Death toll was about 600,000. Reconstruction How to rebuild the South without going back to a pre-Civil War era. Lincoln’s plan was known as the 10 percent plan. The radical Republicans wanted a  more punishing bill. The Wade-Davis Bill required 50 percent of the voters of the 1860 presidential election  to pledge their allegiance, but Lincoln pocket-vetoed it. The Reconstruction Plan divided the South into 5 military districts and enacted Marshall  Law. The states had to write a new constitution and their constitution had to enable  voting rights for blacks. Tenure of Office Act – Andrew Johnson could no longer fire government officials at free  will.
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