History Podcasts

Initial Congressional Plan

Initial Congressional Plan

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

The Radical Republicans voiced immediate opposition to Lincoln’s reconstruction plan, objecting to its leniency and lack of protections for freed slaves. Congress refused to accept the rehabilitation of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana.In July 1864, Congress passed the Wade-Davis Bill, their own formula for restoring the Union:

  1. A state must have a majority within its borders take the oath of loyalty
  2. A state must formally abolish slavery
  3. No Confederate officials could participate in the new governments.

Lincoln did not approve of this plan and exercised his pocket veto.An angry Congress would later pass the Wade-Davis Manifesto (August 1864), which charged Lincoln with usurping the powers of Congress. This statement would have little impact on the public, as the military news from the South improved; Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign restored Lincoln’s popularity and helped assure his reelection.

Watch the video: THE LONGEST WAY - 350 days of hiking through China - TIMELAPSE (July 2022).


  1. Stigols

    They were already arguing recently

  2. Devin

    bye ... some kind of stupidity

  3. Keon

    I deleted this question

  4. Vudozilkree

    What necessary phrase... super, magnificent idea

  5. Oded

    I absolutely agree with you. There's something about that, and I think it's a great idea.

  6. Holdin

    Great answer :)

Write a message