After the war, the government tried to solve key problems facing the nation. The 10% Plan was proposed by Abraham Lincoln and its purpose was to end Reconstruction quickly. It pardoned all Ex-Confederates in the South as long as they apologized, it would only need ten percent of the voters in each state to swear allegiance to the Union, and did not offer any type of equality to the Freedmen. The 10% Plan was a short-term effect because Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, and after he was killed and Vice President Andrew Johnson took over the idea of the 10% Plan disappeared. Another attempt to end Reconstruction by the government was proposed by the Radical Republicans in congress and was the complete
Lincoln's main goal was to reunite the Union after the North had won and demolished most of the South. Lincoln wanted to reunite the North and South but the South didn't want to join a slave free north. Lincoln came up with the 10 percent plan which required 10 percent of the state’s population to vote to be loyal to the North and then that state would have to create a new government. The southern states combated this plan with the Wade-Davis Bill which stated that reconstruction would be handed over to congress and the Southern States
President Lincoln's began his reconstruction preparation during the Civil War.While observing the Civil War, he crafted the Ten Percent Plan. This blueprint stated that a seceded Southern state could be create their own state government once 10% of its voters from 1860’s voter roll, swore an oath of allegiance. He created this plan because he believed that it would benefit everyone. The plan allowed everyone, except high ranked Confederates, the opportunity to be fully pardoned. The Ten Percent Plan also protected Southerner’s private property; however, President Lincoln did not promise that he would protect their ownership of slaves. President Lincoln believed that this plan would quickly end the Civil War and begin the process of reconstruction. His ultimate goal was to unify the States as if the Civil War hadn’t occurred.
Lincoln’s plan in 1863 involved issuing Ten- Percent Plan, to offer amnesty to any southerner if they would proclaim their loyalty to the Union and also supported the emancipation of the slaves. If ten percent of the state’s voters in the election of 1860 took this oath to the United
There were many different plans for Reconstruction, the period after the Civil War from 1865-1877. There was President Lincoln's original plan, the Wade-Davis Bill, and Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction. However, none of these plans effectively reconstructed the South. In December of 1863, Abraham Lincoln proposed the 10 Percent Plan as
1.Lincoln’s original plan was the Ten Percent Plan which would exclude the Confederates except for important officials. This is significant because this was the original idea that the United States wanted to follow in order to rebuild the country.
With all the issues the ex-Confederate states were giving the United States government, Lincoln devised the 10% Plan that was later carried out by Johnson, while Radical Republicans created the Civil Rights Act that later helped develop the 14th Amendment. Lincoln’s 10% Plan was to be lenient with the states from the Confederacy who had seceded from the Union. The Plan said that only 10% of the voting population had to take an oath of loyalty to the Union and rewrite state constitutions accepting emancipation. Congress, disliking Lincoln’s plan, wrote the Wade-Davis Bill which stated NO pardons to be given to those ex-Confederate states and that instead of only 10% taking the oath of loyalty, 50% had to. Lincoln’s response was to pocket veto the bill. When Lincoln was assassinated Andrew Johnson became President. Now Johnson was a very troubled man, poor and from Tennessee, he grew up despising the wealthy southern plantation owners and because of this, he set out for
1 Lincoln’s plan for presidential reconstruction was to restore relations between the North and South. He wanted to pardon all Confederate states and promised to protect private property rights. He saw that states seceding from the Union was hurting America’s economy. He proposed his “10 Percent” plan that required only 10% of votes of Congress in order for the state to be re admitted back into the Union. He also wanted to establish the Freeman’s Bureau in order to provide land and aid the freed slaves.
Lincoln's The Ten-Percent plan “...specified that a southern state could be readmitted into the Union once 10 percent of its voters (from the voter rolls for the election of 1860) swore an oath of allegiance to the Union (Coyne and Bolotin)." His plan permitted the Southerns to keep their property, but if they were to join the Union they had to agree that once readmitted they would free their slaves (Coyne and Bolotin). With these plans Lincoln was able to uphold his views of emancipation, and with that fairly punishing the South. He promised full pardons to the citizens in hope that they would join the Union with loyalty. On the other hand, he did not offer full pardons for high ranking Confederates, as he wanted them to work for their pardon and prove their loyalty to the Union. Lincoln believed that all men were equal no matter what class or race, and therefore his reconstruction plans were peaceful. With high hopes to weaken the Southern rebellion, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 (Ziff ). The Emancipation Proclamation was Lincoln's promise of freedom for any slave living in the South. His hopes were for the slaves to leave the Confederacy, as they were the majority of the army, so in addition to freeing the slaves, Lincoln had weakened the army. Both the Ten-Percent Plan and the Emancipation Proclamation were the foundation of Lincoln’s entire plan for
Reconstruction refers to the time period after the Civil War when the Union worked to reintegrate the Southern states that had seceded from the union, and were eventually defeated in the Civil War. The Reconstruction era occurred between 1865-1877 (American Destiny, pg. 409). There were various plans
He knew after the war the union would need to be reconstructed and that was his fundamental core interest. At, to begin with, Lincoln restricted subjugation yet did not think about liberating the slaves unless he thought it would profit the union. A little know truth is that Lincoln really trusted that blacks and whites couldn't live respectively and attempted to discover methods for sending them
Lincoln 's goal throughout his presidency was to bring the nation back together. He argued that dividing the country is impossible simply due to geographic reasons. If the South left, how much of the national debt should they take, Lincoln wondered. Or, what would be done about runaway slaves? And, Europe would love to see the U.S. split and therefore weaken itself. Was that something Americans were willing to allow?
2a) How did the Lincoln's plan for reconstruction differ from the Wade-Davis bill? Lincoln’s plan required that 10% of former Confederate voters to take an oath of loyalty, in order for amnesty. The Wade-Davis bill stated
The plans for Reconstruction offered by Abraham Lincoln were to give a full pardon to the people that took an oath of honor and loyalty to the United States, so long as they promised to uphold all new federal laws regarding slavery. While doing this he would temporarily exclude those
First, there was the ten percent plan. This plan allowed each state to reenter the Union after 10 percent signed an oath of allegiance to the united states. This cause an uproar with the Republicans in which they felt that the South should receive more of a punishment than the ten percent plan. This lead to the passing of the Wade, Davis Bill. The Wade, Davis Bill bumped the percentage up to 50 percent. Lincoln voted this bill before congress went into recess. Congress created the Freed Beaurue in which helped distributed food and other necessities to the freed slaves. President Lincoln was assigned at the end of the civil war leading his plan never fully implemented. Andrew Johnson became president and he was from the South so he wanted even