Details of 3 plans
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created December 14, 2016
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|Lincoln's Plan||Most lenient and forgiving plan||General 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 aid||President had power to pardon "rebels"||No mention of Confederates as separate country|
|Radical Republicans' Plan||Wade-Davis Bill||Congress is responsible for executing reconstruction||Majority of Southerners in a state had to take an "iron-clad" oath||State 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 debt||Created the Freedman's Bureau (to help freed slaves)|
|Johnson's Plan||General amnesty to Southerners except Confederate leaders and rich||Could rejoin Union if majority of population took oath||Must repeal law to seceed||Must abolish slavery and ratify 13th amendment||U.S. would not pay South's war debt||Veto of Freedman's Bureau||Veto of Civil Rights bill and 14th amendment (citizenship of blacks)|