Abraham Lincoln's Idea Of Reconstruction

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The country was in shambles and needed a plan to heal, so under Abraham Lincoln he began to do just that. He gave the hope of peace and prosperity to the entire nation, under which it would slowly rebuild. Though the Radical Republicans had to take over this project it clearly became a bright spot in American history for the changes made to help freedmen. Throughout the country the Lincoln’s idea of reconstruction had been signal of hope for many of its people, but because of his assassination the hope steadily diminished. Andrew Johnson despised the Irish, African-Americans, as well as the wealthy plantation owners, making their lives more of a struggle. When a bill came through to help the blacks -like the Freedmen’s bureau for example-
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