Posted by Sarah on .
During the debate over Reconstruction, is it more likely the moderate or radical republicans would gain the upper hand?
Are there any sources available that could help me come to a reasonable conclusion?
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I reviewed these articles and with prior knowledge I think i'd have to say that Moderate Republicans would ultimalely gain the upperhand. Because the election of Johnson was basically the beginning of Reconstruction, at frist Radicals had the upperhand. However, once Johnson changed his motifs and views, he became more moderate like Lincoln because their views were more politcally practical.
I agree with you.