The Ten-Percent Plan

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The South laid in ruins mainly because the majority of the battles during the Civil War were fought on the land of the Southern States. Reconstruction is a time of hope and rebuilding for both the North and the South. President Lincoln is determined to unify the United States. He put forth a plan of action in 1863. His plan was called “The Ten-Percent Plan.” One of the actions that the President thought necessary to the healing of the nation was the rebuilding of the South. I am charged with the duty of making his plan come true. After much thought and consideration I decided that what was need most was the rebuilding of the major cities of the South, the need for jobs for freed slaves and the need for workers by plantation owners, and white
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