What Were The Goals For The Reconstruction Dbq

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After the American Civil War ended in 1861, the government wanted to reconstruct the nation. Their goals for the reconstruction were to unify the nation, rebuild the economy, and abolish slavery. I believe it was possible to reconstruct successfully, however, there were some failures. the first intentions were unification. During Civil War, President Lincoln and congressional leaders were already thinking about how to reintegrate the south back into the union. “President Lincoln proposed the ‘“the 10 percent plan ,”’ which would have allowed a state government to reestablish itself one-tenth of those who had voted in 1860 took an oath of loyalty to the United States.” (MP 445). The 10 percent plan would work quite well, but unfortunately,

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