Reconstruction Era Slavery

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Equality Of Slave During The Reconstruction Era The Civil War was an emotional time for America.The South was destroyed and numerous Americans were killed or injured. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had free around 4 million slaves and the south was at a time of chaos. The devastation brought about what had seamed to be an impossible task of Reconstruction. The Reconstruction Era lasted from 1865-1877 and the United states was experiencing massive transformation. President Lincoln had been planing for Reconstruction but was Assassinated one week after the War ended. Lincoln’s Vice President, Andrew Johnson took over presidency and shortly continued Lincoln 's ideas. Johnson then announced his own plan for Reconstruction in May of 1865. Reconstruction was a challenging and lengthy time period dealing with Lincoln’s plan, Johnson 's plan, and the Ku Klux Klan. Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction dealt was the prohibiting of slavery. During the war the Emancipation Proclamation was a huge turning point. Even though it had regulations, it gave the slaves hope. President Lincoln then offered his 10% plan. The plan stated that a state could only return to the union if; ten percent of the people agreed to follow the United States decisions, a new government was selected, and a new constitution or laws including an end to slavery was written. The Radical Republicans, led by President Lincoln often disagreed with Lincoln’s Ideas and decisions. The Radicals saw Lincoln 's plan
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