Most Important Events During The Reconstruction Era

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A lot happened during the reconstruction era lets discuss some of the most important events. Let's start with a big one, on January 1, 1863 Lincoln issued the secondhand emancipation proclamation. The proclamation was actually written 5 months prior to that. The reason it took so long was that he didn't want to make the war about slavery, Lincoln was against slavery but still wanted to keep the support of the border states, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, Kentucky. The Secondhand Emancipation proclamation encouraged the releasing of slaves, it was placed to show that slavery was wrong and should be abolished. Another important thing was the 10 percent plan. The ten percent plan started in 1863, it began with all southerners, aside from highly

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