. . .
Lincoln's 10% Plan
for Reconstruction of the South
". . . Although Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction was not put into
effect in the South after the Civil War, if it had been racism would
have been almost completely avoided in the 20th century. Lincoln's
proposed plan was called the "10% Plan." It called for 10% of the
people would voted in the 1860 Election to take a pledge of loyalty
to the Union. This plan was met by harsh oppositions by the Radical
Republicans in Congress who viewed the South as conquered
territory. These Radicals said that Lincoln's plan was much too
soft. In return, Republicans in Congress then moved to pass the
Wade-Davis Bill in 1864. This bill required
that a majority of the South would have to take an iron clad oath
that they had never supported the Confederacy. The Wade-Davis bill
was pocket-vetoed by Lincoln who was assassinated shortly after.
Johnson took over the presidency and his Plan of Reconstruction was
. . . Andrew Johnson's Plan
". . . Instead of Lincoln's "10% Plan", Johnson's Plan of
Reconstruction was put into effect. Johnson's plan was much more
acrimonious towards the South. Johnson's plan demanded that the
South nullify their secessions, hold state conventions, adopt the
13th amendment, re-elect Congressmen."
. . . Your Job
Make a comparison of the
two Reconstruction Plans
by completing the table:
||How would the North be effected by
||How would the Confederate States be
by this plan?
|Lincoln's 10% Plan
|Andrew Johnson's Plan