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What was the Wade Davis/Ten Percent Plan?
According to SparkNotes:
The Wade Davis Bill was submitted "in the summer of 1864. The Radical Republicans passed the Wade-Davis Bill to counter Lincoln's Ten-Percent Plan. The bill stated that a southern state could rejoin the Union only if 50 percent of its registered voters swore an "ironclad oath" of allegiance to the United States. The bill also established safeguards for black civil liberties but did not give blacks the right to vote.The Ten Percent Plan was Lincoln's plan for reunification after the Civil War. In a nutshell, "Once ten percent of a southern state's 1860 voters had taken an oath of loyalty, the state could rejoin the Union."
- Source: Mr. Jordan, Teacher- Ithaca High School
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