Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Initial Post Instructions For the initial post, craft a response comparing the three (3) Reconstruction plans:
Then, address the following for your selections:
Follow-Up Posts Compare your selections and analysis of selections with those of your peers. If they chose different events, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same events, build on their posts by providing additional information about the events that you have not already noted in your own post.Writing Requirements
Professor’s post: If only President Lincoln had lived so he could implement Reconstruction. If John Wilkes Booth thought he did a favor for the South in assassinating Lincoln, he was mistaken. Lincoln, as you’ve seen, was more lenient on the South than others in Congress. And the two remaining viewpoints were held by the new President, Andrew Johnson, and the Radical Republicans, who were virtually at war with each other over these reconstruction ideas (McPherson, 1982, ch. 27).
So let’s talk about how Reconstruction was implemented, and these three different plans that were offered.
McPherson, J. M. (1982). Ordeal by fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.