Introduction to "The Reconstruction Convention Simulation".

The cast of characters attending the convention.

The readings for your paper listed by belief.

The Simulation - What you have to do!

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Doug David
Easy on South, Blacks few rights, Congress Rec., National
Doug is badly torn at his appointment to this convention. A Kentuckian and a former Whig, like his hero, Henry Clay, Doug does not believe in anything but the most limited rights for the former slaves. Indeed, he had slaves work in his bagging factory before the war. At the same time he has faith that Congress will pass the sort of national legislation which will benefit industry and railroads and spur the overall growth of the American economy. With the South back in the union, Doug sees himself being economically successful once again
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 1 - Easy for the South to get back into the Union and pardons should be easy to secure
Belief 4 - Freedmen and free blacks should receive few political, economic and social rights
Belief 5 - Congress should control Reconstruction
Belief 7 - Reconstruction should be organized and implemented on a national level

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