President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Of Immigration And Reconstruction

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On December 8, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction in order to establish peace-making and to reunite the United States. By this time in the Civil War, Lincoln felt a needed to make some initial plans for after-war reconstruction. The proclamation announced a full forgiveness and re-establishment of property to all those who were involved in the uprising with the exclusion of the high level officials of the confederation and military leaders. Additionally, it also permitted that a new state government could be formed only if at least ten percent of the qualified voters had taken a pledge of loyalty and allegiance to the United States. Moreover, the Southern states that accepted this approach were encouraged to make and execute plans to engage with the liberated slaves so long their own freedom was not endangered.
Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor issued a revised Proclamation of Amnesty. The document was written by President Andrew Johnson. Johnson was born in poverty in North Carolina. As a young boy Johnson worked as a tailor apprentice. Later he moved to Tennessee, where he became a successful politician. He started as a town official, he rose to become a state legislator, member of the congress, and for two terms, he was elected as governor of Tennessee. In 1864, Republican nominated Johnson to run for vice president. After the death of Abraham Lincoln,
Andrew Johnson became the President of the United States. He was

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