Two presidential plans
President Lincoln before being assassinated this April sent a pardon to all southerners who were willing to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States. When ten percent of a state's voters had taken the oath of loyalty, the state could form a new government and return to the Union. But, Andrew Johnson our current president took up the task of reconstruction and has adapted a reconstruction plan modeled after Lincoln's plan.
Congress Takes Control
Congress feels that Johnson's plan isnt working because the Southern states have seceded from the union. The South's defiance of federal control, especially in their choices of the political leaders and the enactment of the black codes, have led many Northerners to attack President Johnson's reconstruction plan for being too easy on the South. The people want much tougher requirements for the Southern states to rejoin the Union and to protect the rights of freed people and to reshape Southern society
Finally after a long wait last march 1870 reconstruction in Texas has officially ended! Although white people in texas are furrious of the union for rasing the taxes by two dollars and the police force for abusing their powers. The black men however fleeing the conflict have created hundreds of comunities along rivers and streams using unused land. Although not all of them live there some wish to work on ranches, move closer to the city and get jobs there or get a buisness of their own. Athough recently 2 years after that the democrats have won in a recent presidential election and are already redusing the governors power, aboloshing the state posice forces and stripping the freedmen of their rights which has angered many republicans.