Abraham Lincoln, 1862.
(Neg. #B53321, from the Collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield
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December 8, 1863, President Lincoln offered a preliminary plan to reunite
Confederate states with the Union.
Known as the 10 Percent Plan, Lincoln's proposal offered lenient terms
of pardon and amnesty to Confederates who swore allegiance to the United
States, but it did not give former slaves any citizenship rights.
"How shall we End the Rebellion...Coax it, or Crush it?"