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Reconstruction Plans

Details of 3 plans
a data set by rokeefer
created December 14, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
PlanAspect1Aspect2Aspect3Aspect4Aspect5Aspect6Aspect7
Lincoln's PlanMost lenient and forgiving planGeneral amnesty for South (except high officials)When 10% of population swore an oath-state would be recognized"Malice toward none"No punishment, but some financial aidPresident had power to pardon "rebels"No mention of Confederates as separate country
Radical Republicans' PlanWade-Davis BillCongress is responsible for executing reconstructionMajority of Southerners in a state had to take an "iron-clad" oathState conventions could only include those that did not bear arms in war.Must abolish slavery and exclude army officers and Confederate officials.U.S. would not pay South's war debtCreated the Freedman's Bureau (to help freed slaves)
Johnson's PlanGeneral amnesty to Southerners except Confederate leaders and richCould rejoin Union if majority of population took oathMust repeal law to seceedMust abolish slavery and ratify 13th amendmentU.S. would not pay South's war debtVeto of Freedman's BureauVeto of Civil Rights bill and 14th amendment (citizenship of blacks)
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