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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Larry Lee
Tough on South, Blacks few rights, Congress Rec., National
Larry Lee is a second generation Boston Irishman. He volunteered for military service with General Meagher during the Civil War and after being wounded at Fair Oaks returned to his unit immediately after his release from the army hospital. He believes fervently in his adopted country and his letters home during the war speak over and over again about his faith in the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation of Lincoln distressed Lee, whose brother, during a strike in late 1862, lost his job on the docks in New York to a free black man. He wants the National Government to punish the South, and has faith that centrists in Congress like Lyman Trumbull will ensure that blacks only receive limited rights.
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 2 - Difficult for the South to get back into the Union and pardons should be difficult 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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