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Although Lincolns Plan of Reconstruction was not put into effect in the South after the Civil War if it had been racism would have been almost completely avoided in the 20th century Licolns proposed plan was called the 10 Plan It called for 10 of the people would voted in the 1860 Election to take a pledge of loyalty to the Union This plan was met by harsh oppostion by the Radical Republicans in Congress who viewed the South as conquered territory These Radicals said that Lincolns plan was much too soft In return Republicans in Congress then moved to pass the Wade-Davis Bill in 1864 This bill required that a majority of the South would have to take an iron clad oath that the had never supported the Confederacy The Wade-Davis bill was pocket-vetoed by Lincoln who was assassinated shortly after Johnson took over the presidency and his Plan of Reconstruction was passes Instead of Lincolns 10 Plan Johnsons Plan of Reconstuction was put into effect Johnsons plan was much more acrimonious towards the South Johnsons plan demanded that the South nullify their secessions hold stae conventions adopt the 13th amendment re-elect Congressmen The question of how to reconstruct the devistated South after the Civil War was one of immense importance in many aspects Most would argue that the problems involving the South adjusting socially to the notion of liberated blacks was the msot heated issue It was an issue that encompassed both a change in lifestyle as well as in longstanding moral values Both Presdential and Congressional plans were developed in an attempt to ensure Reconstruction would be as smooth as a political economic and social revolution as humanly possible President Abraham Lincoln believed from the start of the War and therefore the start of Reconstruction that the Southern states had never legally seceded from the Untion Therefore his plan for reconstruction would be aimed at preserving the peace
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