Reasons For Reconstruction

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Ryan Brown US History II 2/16/12 Reconstruction The plans for reconstruction were not started until 1863 and they later ended in 1865. In 1865 the reconstruction period also began starting to put the plan into action. The reconstruction did not wait for the war to end. President Lincoln was in full belief that reconstruction was a matter of executive responsibility. Congress disagreed because they were afraid that Lincoln’s primary goal of national unity was set up as to fast of a program and this meant that congressed believed that Lincoln would return to the old southern ruling class to power. (American Promise 501) This wanted the whites to have loyalty and for the blacks to have guaranteed rights. The freed blacks that were
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