Lincoln's Plan For Abolishing Slavery

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Lincoln’s plan for reconstruction as one of his many goals was to regain representation by abolishing slavery. (Reconstruction Power Point). “…a state could be reintegrated into the Union when 10 percent of its voters… had taken oath of allegiance to the United States and pledged to abide by emancipation.” (Piehl 353). After having the Ten Percent plan introduced and Lincolns assassination, the Thirteenth Amendment freed the slaves, weakening the south. But to what extent was there actually freedom for the blacks? “…He was free from the individual master, but the slave of society. He had neither money, property, nor friends.” (Piehl 360). Also stated by Carl Schruz, “...status of the negro in southern society, it is obvious that a correct solution

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