Compares the Civil War Reconstruction Plans of Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and the Congress of the Time
A Comparison of the Lincoln, Johnson, and Congressional Plans for Civil War Reconstruction
After the Civil War, a great question arose. That question was what was to be done with the former Confederate States of Americas (CSA). Although there were a number of ways to address this critical issue, there were three major attempts: Lincoln's, Johnson's, and Congress's. All three of them wanted to politically restore the USA, but did not pay much attention to the economic and social stability of the South. The Lincoln, Johnson, and Congressional plans for Civil War reconstruction all wanted to restore the Union, but they each differed in a few critical aspects.
When the CSA was defeated, two questions arose. Are the formerly seceded states still a part of the Union, and who is responsible for the reconstruction of the country? Each plan answered these questions in its own way.