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Chapter 15 Reconstruction and the New SouthI. The Problems of PeacemakingA.Competing Notions of Freedomi.Black freedom meant different freedom achievements.Economic distributionLegal equality and opportunityIndependence from white controlii.Whites desired life without north interference and against 13thamendment.iii.Freedman’s BureauB.Issues of Reconstructioni.Democrats are re-united and railroads, banks, tariffs, and currency threatened Republicans.ii.Radical Republicans, Conservatives, and Moderates.C.Plans for Reconstructioni.Lincoln’s Reconstruction Planii.Wade Davis Bill proposed governor for each state, many people took oath at constitutional convention could be held with slavery abolished. Confed. leaders could not vote. Congress readmits into union.D.Death of Lincolni.Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.E.Johnson and “Restoration”i.Johnson’s Restoration planii.Radicals hated Johnson due to more harsh attitudes towards the south.

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