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Which of the following is a major example of Abraham Lincoln's policy of leniency toward the defeated South?
A. Pres Lincoln's willingness to have federal government assume responsibility of the Confederate government's war debts.
B. Pres Lincoln's choice to have a Southerner as his vice pres in the 1864 election.
C. Pres Lincoln's decision that the southern state governments could reorganize after 10 percent of the voters took loyalty oath to the Union.**
D. Pres Lincoln's decision to extend the Emancipation Proclamation to include all states.
5. Arrange the following legislation that was passed after the Civil War in the proper chronological order:
I. Reconstruction Act. II. Wade-Davis Bill. III. Fifteenth Amendment. IV. Compromise of 1877.
A. I.,II., II., IV.
B. I., II., IV., III.**
C. II., I., II., IV.
D. III., IV., II., I.
7. What did Pres Johnson believe Reconstruction should accomplish?
A. That rich, white southern landowners would not return to power.
B. That the South would return to its prewar system without slavery.**
C. That the political and civil rights of freedmen would be guaranteed.
D. That the South would remain as a conquered nation.
8. According to the ruling in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, why was segregation acceptable?
A. Segregation was legal because African Americans were not citizens.
B. Segregation was legal as long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal.**
C. Segregation was acceptable in private facilities only.
D. Segregation was acceptable on a state by state basis.
(This question is a passage) "When Andrew Johnson took upon himself the duties of his high office he swore to obey the Constitution and take care that the laws be faithfully executed. That, indeed, is and has always been the chief duty of the President of the United States. The duties of legislation and adjudicating[making a judgment on] the laws of his country fall in no way to his lot. To obey the commands of sovereign power of the nation, and to see that others should obey
them, was his whole duty-a duty which he could not escape, and any attempt to do so would be in direct violation of his official oath..."
-Thaddeus Stevens, Closing Remarks in the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson, 1868
9. Use the quotation to answer the following question: According to the quotation, why does Stevens believe that Johnson should be removed from office?