Introduction to "The Reconstruction Convention Simulation".

The cast of characters attending the convention.

The readings for your paper listed by belief.

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Vic Olden
Tough on South, Blacks rights, President Rec., National
Vic Olden is a black Georgia minister who traveled with the Union armies throughout much of the war and was with the black soldiers who marched into Richmond, Virginia in April 1865. The treatment of soldiers of color by the Confederate forces hardened Olden’s heart against the South. As he put it, "the Lord says forgiveness is a virtue, but some things I cannot forget." He envisions a world in which blacks and whites can work together and although he is well aware of President Johnson’s racist statements in the past, he is convinced that the presidency can change a good man even as it changed Lincoln. Accordingly, he is willing to give Presidential Reconstruction a chance as long as it is enacted equally on a national stage.
Readings based on Beliefs:
Belief 2 - Difficult for the South to get back into the Union and pardons should be difficult to secure
Belief 3 - Freedmen and free blacks should receive substantial 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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