Introduction to "The Reconstruction Convention Simulation".

The cast of characters attending the convention.

The readings for your paper listed by belief.

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Alan Kinkaid
Tough on South, Blacks rights, Congress Rec., State
Alan Kinkaid is a one-time Pennsylvania Democrat who became a Republican in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Although he still believes that the states should be the center of meaningful political activity, his experiences as a major during the Civil War convinced him that the South must have the last inch of rebellion crushed out of them and that extending full voting rights and providing free homesteads for freedmen is the best way to ensure that the Union victory in the Civil War will stick. With some protection by the military, Kinkaid is convinced that reconstruction at the state level will work.
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 2 - Difficult for the South to get back into the Union and pardons should be difficult to secure
Belief 3 - Freedmen and free blacks should receive substantial political, economic and social rights
Belief 5 - Congress should control Reconstruction
Belief 8 - Reconstruction should be organized and implemented on a state level

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