Compare in detail the three Reconstruction Plans: Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan, Johnson's Reconstruction Plan, and the Congressional Reconstruction Plan.

Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan, Johnson's Reconstruction Plan, and the Congressional Reconstruction Plan contained some similarities, such as that they all addressed in some manner the topic of drafting new state constitutions.

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After the Civil War, there were many different plans for the reconstruction of the South.

Lincoln had a detailed plan that he wanted to enact, but he was assassinated before he was able to do so. His plan was known as the Ten-Percent Plan, because it was focused on putting parts of the country back together in unity as peacefully and seamlessly as possible, requiring only ten percent of the residents in former Confederate states to sign an oath to the new government in order to rejoin the Union. He also wanted to be lenient towards those who had fought for the Confederacy and those who had supported them (with the exception of the highest ranking officials), by granting everyone amnesty. He worried that if full pardons were not offered, southerners would not support new governments and would be against rejoining the Union at all. He was focused on how to create a “peaceful” Union as quickly as possible and not necessarily worried about how to create a more equitable America.

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