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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Maria Easton
Easy on South, Blacks rights, President Rec., State
Maria is the wife of poor white laborer. Her husband had worked with black laborers before the war at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia and then moved with his family to the new industrial town of Selma, Alabama where both he and his wife secured work. Unlike many poor whites, Maria sees both the humanity in fellow black laborers and the ways in which poor blacks and poor whites are pitted against each other to ensure the power of the white leadership class. She wants the South to be readmitted to the Union, believes blacks and poor whites should have more of a say about their lives, and has faith that through Presidential Reconstruction the state power, with blacks and whites working together, is the best way to achieve economic justice.
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 1 - Easy for the South to get back in to the Union and pardons should be easy to secure
Belief 3 - Freedmen and free blacks should receive substantial political, economic and social rights
Belief 6 - The President should control Reconstruction
Belief 8 - Reconstruction should be organized and implemented on a state level

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