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The Beginning of REconstruction. Lincoln’s Plan to Reunite the Nation. All property taken during the war (except for slaves) will be returned to Southerners

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The beginning of reconstruction

The Beginning of REconstruction


Lincoln s plan to reunite the nation
Lincoln’s Plan to Reunite the Nation

  • All property taken during the war (except for slaves) will be returned to Southerners

  • Except for members of the Confederate government and high ranking military members, all Southerners are pardoned as long as they take an oath promising to support the union

  • The states can rejoin the Union once 10% of their voters take the oath

  • A promise to support the protection, freedom, and education of freed slaves

  • The southern states will be allowed to send representatives to Congress


Lincoln s reconstruction
Lincoln’s Reconstruction

  • April 14, 1865 Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer

  • Lincoln’s Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President


Andrew johnson
Andrew Johnson

  • A Southern Democrat who disagreed with many of Lincoln’s ideas.

  • Had his own plan for Reconstruction that did not please Republicans in Congress


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