All southerners, except for confederate Generals, must be treated with amnesty.
That's absurd!! They killed thousands of union soldiers in the war!!!
Whatever, I didn't even want to come back anyway.
Good thing you guys are adjourning soon. All I have to do is ignore it
I have made a plan much harsher. We control congress, and our plan will happen!
Here you go kid. The Freedman's bureau has given you this house, and enough food to live off of for a while.
Abraham Lincoln came up with the 10% plan, which allowed southern states to rejoin the Union. It said that 10% of a states population of white males must swear loyalty to the Union, then they could create a new state government that banned slavery, and enter the union
Many republicans, called radicals, greatly opposed Lincoln's plan. They thought the confederate generals should be punished more. Wade Davis, the leader of the radicals, came up with his own plan, which was a lot like Lincolns, but way harsher to southerners.
The Freedman's Bureau was created to aid African Americans who were recently freed. It provided food, education, clothing, and medicine to them.
Abraham Lincoln was murdered by the infamous John Wilkes Booth, so his vice president, Andrew Johnson, became president. He made a plan to give amnesty to southerners who swore an oath to the Union, but Confederate Generals could only receive amnesty if pardoned by the president himself. He also opposed Equal rights between white people and black people.