Before the Civil War, the Lincoln Administration turned its attention to the enormous challenge of ‘reconstruction.’ Focusing on reconciliation between North and South also brought seemingly unanswerable questions. What was the political status of the formerly rebellious states? What role should the government play in protecting the new civil rights of freedmen, blacks, and Unionists in those rebel states? What should happen to the officials and military in the defeated confederacy?
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