Did you hear about what they're doing to the freedmen in the South?
Yes! Sharecropping is almost like slavery.
Johnson is now granting amnesty to Confederate leaders!
I know! Lincoln would never have done that under his 10 percent plan.
Now, the Southern governments are imposing poll taxes on all Southerners to be able to vote!
I know, it's very unfair.
I am a Northnerner. I agree with racial equality and the slugs way of Reconstruction in the South. I am talking to my friend who shares the same view as me. We think that freedmen should have equal rights and freedom.
We are discussing how we don't like Johnson's plan, Restoration. We think that he should listen to the radicals and and not be so lenient on the South. We do think that the Freedmen's Bureau is a good thing in the South and think that there should be more things like that. However, we don't think that the Ku Klux Klan is a good thing at all.
Now we are talking about how unfair it is to impose the poll taxes on Southerners before voting. We think that all African Americans should be able to freely vote. We also think it is in some way violating their 15th amendment right. We feel that the South is treating the freedmen terribly.