Week 4 Discussion 2 Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877.docx

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Professor and classmates, The Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction was President Lincoln’s plan that he devised to help reconstruct the United States once the war was over. President Lincoln knew that there were going to be many changes that needed to be accomplished once the Civil War came to an end. He began to devise a plan that he would want to enact once the war was over. This plan consisted of three parts that would need to be enacted. The first area of concern was that all that were involved in the rebellion would be granted full absolution and restoration of their property, except the highest ranking confederate officials and military leaders [ CITATION His093 \l 1033 ]. Next concern was once there were ten percent of eligible voters took their oath to the United States then there was allowance for a new state government [ CITATION His093 \l 1033 ]. And lastly the southern states were encouraged to create a plan that dealt with the freed slaves and that plan was not to compromise their freedom[ CITATION His093 \l 1033 ]. Many of the northerners felt that Lincoln was being too lenient on the south but they agreed to accept the proposal because of the president’s guidance and reputation that he held.

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