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Reconstruction was the period after the Civil War in which many changes were undergone in the north and the south in order to restore the union The south had suffered the destruction of their factories railroads the now worthless Confederate money and mainly their slave-worked farms The north suffered mainly from the political turmoil that was left in the aftermath of the war There were four phases of reconstruction consisting of Lincolns Phase Johnsons Phase the Radical Republican Phase and the Final Phase While Lincoln did not live long enough to actually go through reconstruction he lived only five days after the war he was the one who started it Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation was the beginning of Reconstruction in the US The Emancipation Proclamation freed all of the slaves in the Confederate States still in rebellion but did not free those of the border states The Proclamation did not actually free the slaves in the south as there was no way Lincoln could do this without military force but it did help strengthen the moral of the troops in the Union army by giving them something better to fight for On the other hand some Union troops that did not want to fight a war over slavery left the Union Army and refused to fight Lincoln had more plans that just to free the slaves During the war Lincoln had expanded his presidency With his power he hoped to set up loyal governments in the Southern states that were under Union control Lincoln appointed new temporary governors and instructed each to call a convention to create a new state government as soon as a group of the states citizen totaling
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