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30 March, 13:19

In what ways were Lincoln and Johnson similar?

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  1. 30 March, 14:47
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    There were similarities between Andrew Johnson's and Abraham Lincoln's plans of reconstruction.

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    Both were ultimately plans based in reconciliation between the South and the North, as opposed to the harsher vision held by the Radical Republicans.

    While the Civil War was still being fought, Lincoln unveiled the "Ten Percent Plan," which envisioned a path toward Reconstruction. According to these plans, Southerners would be granted a pardon, assuming they gave an oath of loyalty to the United States, though this would not be extended to the Confederate leadership. Former Confederate States would be reincorporated into the Union as soon as ten percent of its citizens had taken this oath. Later, in 1864, Lincoln vetoed the Wade-Davis Bill, which would have required a majority of each state's population to have sworn loyalty. That being said, it might be worth questioning just how much this plan was itself related to wartime contingency, as a tactical maneuver against the Confederacy.
  2. 30 March, 15:03
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    There were similarities between Andrew Johnson's and Abraham Lincoln's plans of reconstruction. Both were ultimately plans based in reconciliation between the South and the North, as opposed to the harsher vision held by the Radical Republicans.
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