[Answered] HIST405N-Week 4 Discussion 2: Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 15, 16
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, craft a response comparing the three (3) Reconstruction plans:

  • Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (10% Plan) – Lincoln
  • Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan
  • Congressional Reconstruction Plan (Congress)

Then, address one (1) of the following for your selections:

  • Analyze if the South should have been treated as a defeated nation or as rebellious states.
  • Explain how the American culture and society changed in the North versus the South during Reconstruction.
  • Analyze the impact of the Compromise of 1877 that ended Reconstruction on African-Americans.

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

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


The three (3) reconstruction plans had the same mission of readmitting the Southern States to the union, despite the differences in the approaches employed to reach the primary goal. The reconstruction process was initiated as one of the ways that America as a whole would address the problem of slavery, by committing to progressive change (Nokes, 2019). The differences between the three reconstruction processes include that the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (10% Plan) – by Lincoln guided that Southern states would be readmitted into the union, after 10 percent of the voters from the respective states swore an allegiance vote for the union. After that, the voters would elect the delegates that would participate in drafting new constitutions for the various states, towards starting new governments. …please click the purchase button below to access the solution at $5