What Were Andrew Johnson's Plans for Reconstruction?
President Andrew Johnson's plans for Reconstruction were the same as President Lincoln's plans: The union would be reunited, and the South should not be punished. Johnson planned to do this by pardoning Southerners who, though they took part in the war, pledged allegiance to the United States. He also readmitted states into the union if 10 percent of the state's white voters pledged allegiance. After they rejoined the union, he allowed them to reform their government without slavery.