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!

Use the links above to navigate this simulation.

Jane Charles
Easy on South, Blacks rights, Congress Rec., State
Jane is free black woman from Virginia, whose grandmother, a slave, had been manumitted by James Madison after the Revolutionary War. She and her family barely survived the struggles in her own state during the Civil War and now, more than anything, wants things to be better for all the people of her race. She knows that there are many unionists in Virginia who would, as would she, like nothing better than to return to the country of Washington and Jefferson. But she also knows that without the support of the Radicals in Congress, her state will never extend full rights to all African-Americans.
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 1 - Easy for the South to get back into the Union and pardons should be easy 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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