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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Netty Nutt
Tough on South, Blacks few rights, President Rec., National
Netty Nutt is a Tennessee Unionist. During the Civil War, her two brothers ignored her state’s secessionist vote and joined the Union Army. Throughout the war, she and other women of her town supported the efforts of those who fought against the South, even hiding Southern deserters. She admires then Senator and now President Andrew Johnson both for his decision to remain in Congress and for his racial attitudes. Netty doesn’t trust Congress at all, fearing that Radicals there will push for full racial equality. She believes that the National Government inspired by the leadership of Andrew Johnson has the best answers to the problems of Reconstruction.
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 6 - The President should control Reconstruction
Belief 7 - Reconstruction should be organized and implemented on a national level

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