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State of the Union for 1864 Election

National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships. Our draft and militia increase this many times over. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances, but we have treaties with Great Britain and Mexico. 

Military: We are on the verge of winning a Civil War. 

Economy: Our economy is in shambled because of the war. 

Trade: Trade is stifled because of the war. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to pay for the war. 

Social Harmony: We are in a Civil War. 

Immigration: Restrictive for Irish and German people. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant as the War seems likely to be over soon 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular throughout most of the county that is not in rebellion. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates. 

Will Pres. Brooke run for reelection? @WVProgressive Who will challenge a president likely to win reelection? Fill out the below:

Name and office:

Resident state:

Party:

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? How do you punish Confederates (if you do)? How do you reintegrate the states? Who will administer the states during Reconstruction? What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined? What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed? Do Southerners keep their citizenship? How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, vcczar said:

State of the Union for 1864 Election

National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships. Our draft and militia increase this many times over. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances, but we have treaties with Great Britain and Mexico. 

Military: We are on the verge of winning a Civil War. 

Economy: Our economy is in shambled because of the war. 

Trade: Trade is stifled because of the war. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to pay for the war. 

Social Harmony: We are in a Civil War. 

Immigration: Restrictive for Irish and German people. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant as the War seems likely to be over soon 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular throughout most of the county that is not in rebellion. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates. 

Will Pres. Brooke run for reelection? @WVProgressive Who will challenge a president likely to win reelection? Fill out the below:

Name and office:

Resident state:

Party:

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? How do you punish Confederates (if you do)? How do you reintegrate the states? Who will administer the states during Reconstruction? What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined? What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed? Do Southerners keep their citizenship? How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Name and office:  President Gregory Brooke

Resident state: Maine

Party: Liberty

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? How do you punish Confederates (if you do)? How do you reintegrate the states? Who will administer the states during Reconstruction? What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined? What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed? Do Southerners keep their citizenship? How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Plan for Reconstruction:

Protection of freed blacks: Blacks will be treated like any other citizen, pass amendment to protect voting rights, equal protection under the law, and a ban on the creation of separate facilities for different races (pretty much the Reconstruction amendments and a ban on Jim Crow). 

Punishment of Confederates: Confederate generals and members of their government will be bared from federal offices (Senate HOR President Etc) for the rest of their life but will retain their citizenship.

Reintegration of states: A state can begin reintegration once 40% of the state took an oath of loyalty to the United States and to abide by emancipation.They can then begin to draft a new state constitution which will be reviewed by a committee of congress. 

Administration of the states during Reconstruction: The military will administrate the states while still under Reconstruction. 

 

 

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OOC: Okay, we need at least one challenger. I'll wait until tomorrow to do this election. 

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Fearing a loss of Party support after the war, Wesley runs a campaign mainly to show the party is still fighting for relevance

 

Name and office: Senator John Wesley

Resident state: New York

Party: American Progress

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South:

-Blacks guaranteed equal rights of Whites of their respective sexes.

-Only punish those directly responsible for secession, as many of these people are fighting because its their home turf. This punishment should be severe, as their actions costed the lives of many Americans. A special prison should be dedicated to keep these people in some form of punishment, but sort of like home arrest with their new home being at this prison.

-There shall be a military Governor for every State, which shall serve a term for ten years to oversee Federal reconstruction, which can be overthrown if 66% of the population sign oaths of loyalty and honor emancipation. Once the term is over, democracy is back.

-States that rejoin shall be re-organized under the respective military governor's, where parties can regain influence and business owners can work with other States.

-Citizenship will be inherited through annexation of the South for all, even those punished.

-Slave owners will have no charges, as they technically did nothing illegal. 

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3 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Name and office:  President Gregory Brooke

Resident state: Maine

Party: Liberty

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? How do you punish Confederates (if you do)? How do you reintegrate the states? Who will administer the states during Reconstruction? What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined? What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed? Do Southerners keep their citizenship? How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Plan for Reconstruction:

Protection of freed blacks: Blacks will be treated like any other citizen, pass amendment to protect voting rights, equal protection under the law, and a ban on the creation of separate facilities for different races (pretty much the Reconstruction amendments and a ban on Jim Crow). 

Punishment of Confederates: Confederate generals and members of their government will be bared from federal offices (Senate HOR President Etc) for the rest of their life but will retain their citizenship.

Reintegration of states: A state can begin reintegration once 40% of the state took an oath of loyalty to the United States and to abide by emancipation.They can then begin to draft a new state constitution which will be reviewed by a committee of congress. 

Administration of the states during Reconstruction: The military will administrate the states while still under Reconstruction. 

 

 

Name and office: Senator Mark Hardy

Resident state: Iowa

Party: Federalist

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? 

To protect freed blacks, we propose a federal stipend to guarantee them a salary. They will have non-mandatory in person surveys about job training. Federal troops will supervise the South for upwards of 7 years if necessary. To pay for this, taxes will be moderately raised and tariffs lowered slightly. He also proposes more immigrants to go to the South to work.

How do you punish Confederates (if you do)?

A federal mass pardon of every day citizens and the lower ranking soldiers will be granted. The government will try those at the upper echelons of the Confederate government as traitors. We will not pursue a death penalty but rather 20 years in prison and also a guarantee and ban of never running for office again. 

How do you reintegrate the states?

Federal troops and northern militias for 7 years. Administrators will be appointed by the Congress.

Who will administer the states during Reconstruction?

Federal Administrators appointed by Congress through a simple majority in the Senate. They have jurisdiction over Military Governors.

What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined?

1. African Americans will be given rights and must be allowed to hold jobs

2. Plantation Owners must consent to federal supervision for 5 years.

3. The Federal Government May prosecute those who do not agree with the guidelines

4. States must allow the US govt to appoint Administrators as long as Congress appears needed to go to a vote every 4 years. 

5. Senators and Reps will be required to consent and agree to not support secession for 20 years.

What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed?

Reconstruction will be in depth for 6 years of mass construction of railroads and other necessary materials. Southern governors from then may request materials from the government on a yearly basis.

Do Southerners keep their citizenship?

Yes, they will be granted citizenship within 4 years as Congress settles.

How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Fotmer slaves will be allowed to go wherever they need using the federal stipend. Slave owners will be under surveillance by the government and could be imprisoned for racist infractions.

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14 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

Name and office: Senator Mark Hardy

Resident state: Iowa

Party: Federalist

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? 

To protect freed blacks, we propose a federal stipend to guarantee them a salary. They will have non-mandatory in person surveys about job training. Federal troops will supervise the South for upwards of 7 years if necessary. To pay for this, taxes will be moderately raised and tariffs lowered slightly. He also proposes more immigrants to go to the South to work.

How do you punish Confederates (if you do)?

A federal mass pardon of every day citizens and the lower ranking soldiers will be granted. The government will try those at the upper echelons of the Confederate government as traitors. We will not pursue a death penalty but rather 20 years in prison and also a guarantee and ban of never running for office again. 

How do you reintegrate the states?

Federal troops and northern militias for 7 years. Administrators will be appointed by the Congress.

Who will administer the states during Reconstruction?

Federal Administrators appointed by Congress through a simple majority in the Senate. They have jurisdiction over Military Governors.

What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined?

1. African Americans will be given rights and must be allowed to hold jobs

2. Plantation Owners must consent to federal supervision for 5 years.

3. The Federal Government May prosecute those who do not agree with the guidelines

4. States must allow the US govt to appoint Administrators as long as Congress appears needed to go to a vote every 4 years. 

5. Senators and Reps will be required to consent and agree to not support secession for 20 years.

What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed?

Reconstruction will be in depth for 6 years of mass construction of railroads and other necessary materials. Southern governors from then may request materials from the government on a yearly basis.

Do Southerners keep their citizenship?

Yes, they will be granted citizenship within 4 years as Congress settles.

How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Fotmer slaves will be allowed to go wherever they need using the federal stipend. Slave owners will be under surveillance by the government and could be imprisoned for racist infractions.

Why did you quote me instead of @vcczar?

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Just now, WVProgressive said:

Why did you quote me instead of @vcczar?

Sorry! I’m on mobile so it’s hard to tell things.

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5 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

Sorry! I’m on mobile so it’s hard to tell things.

Don't worry about it, bud.

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Name:Donald Blythe

Party:Federalist

Office:Governor of Michigan

Platform:

-Blacks get the right to vote,dont push any further.

-Amnest all Confederate soldiers that are ready to recognise our laws.

-Restore the democratic system of electing governors and senators for all states.

-Everyone will have a citizenship.

-Slave owners will face a money fine.

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7 hours ago, vcczar said:

State of the Union for 1864 Election

National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships. Our draft and militia increase this many times over. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances, but we have treaties with Great Britain and Mexico. 

Military: We are on the verge of winning a Civil War. 

Economy: Our economy is in shambled because of the war. 

Trade: Trade is stifled because of the war. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to pay for the war. 

Social Harmony: We are in a Civil War. 

Immigration: Restrictive for Irish and German people. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant as the War seems likely to be over soon 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular throughout most of the county that is not in rebellion. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates. 

Will Pres. Brooke run for reelection? @WVProgressive Who will challenge a president likely to win reelection? Fill out the below:

Name and office:

Resident state:

Party:

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South? Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)? How do you punish Confederates (if you do)? How do you reintegrate the states? Who will administer the states during Reconstruction? What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined? What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed? Do Southerners keep their citizenship? How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

 

 

Name and office: Former Governor Henry B. Gloucester

Resident state: Exiled North Carolina, living in West Virginia

Party: Democratic

Your plan for Reconstruction of the South?

In order to get peace we will end the war as soon as possible. The South is already destroyed so they will be glad.We will not spill more American blood on our soil.Return home to your families, farms and wifes and work for our country. This war was unnecessary.

Specifically, how will you protect freed blacks (if you do)?

We declare that harming black people is as much as a crime, as harming others. If people do not want to be executed as murderers they will have to obey this rules. There is zero tolerance. This also belongs to black people killing Whites. Justice will be brought to this country again by a Gloucester administration and the years of injustice will finally end.

How do you punish Confederates (if you do)?

The leading personal will have to return to private life, if they speak in favor of destroying our country by seceding again they will go to prison. The same applies for Northern secessionists, if there are some left. Soldiers will not get any punishment because they had to fight in a war that was waged by others on them. Union soldiers did the same and do not intend to punish them either.

How do you reintegrate the states?

By banning all propaganda on seceding and suppressing the values which made America leading. Our society needs to revive again. Punishment is not the right way because both sides made huge mistakes. The South lost it's economy and so we will attempt to settle Germans and Irish immigrants primarily in the South.

Who will administer the states during Reconstruction?

People who stayed loyal to the Union. Preferable Southern Unionists. Create also an elected Secretary for the South.

What are the rules that the states must follow to be fully rejoined?

Having a state congress loyal to the union, passing an allegiance to our values and getting the leading of the states at least to swear the oath. 

What do they have to do to have Reconstruction pro-longed?

Do Southerners keep their citizenship?

They have to re-gain it, but I do not attempt to create a two class society.

How do you integrate former slaves with former slave owners? Etc. 

Allow slaves to settle in the whole country, preferably in the West. Both sides are guarded by our laws, if they do not obey them we will use justice on them. America is a tolerant society and we need every hand to work to get our country fixed again. Clear up the mess we are in. The constitution shall remain and I aim to restore the Union as it was. A great nation built up by men who loved our country, the last generation destroyed it but it is not too late. Thank you, God bless you and God bless America. We are one!

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Former Senator Yedver (From West Virginia part of Virginia) announces his campaign for Senator from West Virginia as a Democrat; supports Fmr. Gov. Gloucester for President

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1864 Election

Brooke is winning a major war and he has passed wildly popular legislation. His reelection is virtually guaranteed. Wesley opts to run with the dying American Progress Party, which lost most of its support when the Slave States seceded. Federalists, the second largest party, field Gov. Blythe and Rep. Hardy. Gloucester, an exile from the South, founds a new party--The Democratic Party--which is unlikely to gain traction this year. The Republican Party and States Rights Party is dead in the North. 

Federalist Convention

Blythe wins on the first ballot against Hardy, mostly due to name recognition and the power of being a governor over a US Rep. Hardy is made the VP nominee. 

General Election:

Brooke/Gutch (Lib)183 EVs 62% PV [CA, OR, MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, NJ, PA, NY and New England]

Blythe/Hardy (Fed) 15 EV 23% PV [IA, WV, and NV]

Wesley/Sarian (Pro) 0 EVs 8% PV

Gloucester/Yedvers (Dem) 0 EVs 7% PV

Unable to vote -- Occupied by Confederates -- Florida

In secession -- AL, MS, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, TN, KY, AR, MO

New states unable to organized in time to vote -- TX and LA

[Democrats were only on the ballot in WV, which helped Federalists pick up the state. American Progress were only on the ballot in IA, NV, CA, and OR, likely leading to a few victories for the Federalists. The LIberty Party did not win every state, which was a possibility.]

***Brooke is reelected*** @WVProgressive The North is jubilant and hopes to fashion the country to their favor before the South can reintegrate, modernizing it as much as possible along moral grounds. Some in New England are calling for former slaves to fill in as Congress members and Senators in the South. Generals are already tussling to see who gets to be a military governor. 65% of Northerners want the South severely punished as traitors and rendered as permanent second-class citizens, and Pro-Southern parties to be outlawed. Some argue for abolishing state governments altogether. [The country is devoid of Southern or border states, making Radical politicians about 65% + of the elected officials]. 

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9 minutes ago, vcczar said:

1864 Election

Brooke is winning a major war and he has passed wildly popular legislation. His reelection is virtually guaranteed. Wesley opts to run with the dying American Progress Party, which lost most of its support when the Slave States seceded. Federalists, the second largest party, field Gov. Blythe and Rep. Hardy. Gloucester, an exile from the South, founds a new party--The Democratic Party--which is unlikely to gain traction this year. The Republican Party and States Rights Party is dead in the North. 

Federalist Convention

Blythe wins on the first ballot against Hardy, mostly due to name recognition and the power of being a governor over a US Rep. Hardy is made the VP nominee. 

General Election:

Brooke/Gutch (Lib)183 EVs 62% PV [CA, OR, MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, NJ, PA, NY and New England]

Blythe/Hardy (Fed) 15 EV 23% PV [IA, WV, and NV]

Wesley/Sarian (Pro) 0 EVs 8% PV

Gloucester/Yedvers (Dem) 0 EVs 7% PV

Unable to vote -- Occupied by Confederates -- Florida

In secession -- AL, MS, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, TN, KY, AR, MO

New states unable to organized in time to vote -- TX and LA

[Democrats were only on the ballot in WV, which helped Federalists pick up the state. American Progress were only on the ballot in IA, NV, CA, and OR, likely leading to a few victories for the Federalists. The LIberty Party did not win every state, which was a possibility.]

***Brooke is reelected*** @WVProgressive The North is jubilant and hopes to fashion the country to their favor before the South can reintegrate, modernizing it as much as possible along moral grounds. Some in New England are calling for former slaves to fill in as Congress members and Senators in the South. Generals are already tussling to see who gets to be a military governor. 65% of Northerners want the South severely punished as traitors and rendered as permanent second-class citizens, and Pro-Southern parties to be outlawed. Some argue for abolishing state governments altogether. [The country is devoid of Southern or border states, making Radical politicians about 65% + of the elected officials]. 

I think I put Senator but that’s okay. Lol same result either way. Just for future reference

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:

1864 Election

Brooke is winning a major war and he has passed wildly popular legislation. His reelection is virtually guaranteed. Wesley opts to run with the dying American Progress Party, which lost most of its support when the Slave States seceded. Federalists, the second largest party, field Gov. Blythe and Rep. Hardy. Gloucester, an exile from the South, founds a new party--The Democratic Party--which is unlikely to gain traction this year. The Republican Party and States Rights Party is dead in the North. 

Federalist Convention

Blythe wins on the first ballot against Hardy, mostly due to name recognition and the power of being a governor over a US Rep. Hardy is made the VP nominee. 

General Election:

Brooke/Gutch (Lib)183 EVs 62% PV [CA, OR, MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, NJ, PA, NY and New England]

Blythe/Hardy (Fed) 15 EV 23% PV [IA, WV, and NV]

Wesley/Sarian (Pro) 0 EVs 8% PV

Gloucester/Yedvers (Dem) 0 EVs 7% PV

Unable to vote -- Occupied by Confederates -- Florida

In secession -- AL, MS, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, TN, KY, AR, MO

New states unable to organized in time to vote -- TX and LA

[Democrats were only on the ballot in WV, which helped Federalists pick up the state. American Progress were only on the ballot in IA, NV, CA, and OR, likely leading to a few victories for the Federalists. The LIberty Party did not win every state, which was a possibility.]

***Brooke is reelected*** @WVProgressive The North is jubilant and hopes to fashion the country to their favor before the South can reintegrate, modernizing it as much as possible along moral grounds. Some in New England are calling for former slaves to fill in as Congress members and Senators in the South. Generals are already tussling to see who gets to be a military governor. 65% of Northerners want the South severely punished as traitors and rendered as permanent second-class citizens, and Pro-Southern parties to be outlawed. Some argue for abolishing state governments altogether. [The country is devoid of Southern or border states, making Radical politicians about 65% + of the elected officials]. 

Brooke celebrates election win, promises to bring the south to modernity within his next term.

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State of the Union for Mar 1865

National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships. Our draft and militia increase this many times over. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances, but we have treaties with Great Britain and Mexico. 

Military: We are on the verge of winning a Civil War. 

Economy: Our economy is in shambled because of the war. 

Trade: Trade is stifled because of the war. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to pay for the war. 

Social Harmony: We are in a Civil War. 

Immigration: Restrictive for Irish and German people. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant as the War seems likely to be over soon 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular throughout most of the county that is not in rebellion. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates. 

Events/Decisions for Pres. Brooke @WVProgressive

1. The Civil War wraps up nicely.

The South vacates Florida to reinforce troops in TN and VA. Florida takes back over its government. Eventually, the army in VA captures Richmond. The Army in IL splits, one holding the Confederate Army in Southern IL, while the other returns to TN, defeating the Southern Army there. The Southern President submits articles of Surrender. 1) Only high-ranking officers and politicians will face punishment. 2) The punishment will not include execution. 3) The citizens of the South will be fairly reintegrated as citizens in a short amount of time, but will be allowed to keep their homes, horses, and guns. 4) The South will submit. 5) The South will recognize the end of Slavery. 6) The North will appoint fair-minded administrators during Reconstruction. 

2. Reconstruction Plans

Congress is debating three reconstruction plans. Which do you support? 1) 50% of the population must pledge allegiance to the US for the state to be returned. The South will be allowed to elect its own officials immediately following the end of their reconstruction. 2) 60% of the population must pledge allegiance to the US for the state to be returned to the Union. Those that fought in the Civil War will not be allowed to vote or run for office. 3) The states will be Reconstructed until full equality among blacks and whites are secured with laws securing this protection. Anyone that fought against the North will permanently lose the right to run for office or to vote. 

3) Voting Rights and Civil Rights Acts

Congress has passed two acts, one giving male former slaves the right to vote. The other is to protect voting in the South, where Southern Whites are likely to intimidate Black voters. The Liberty Party is elated both morally and politically as this will give the party the votes of the South so long as Reconstruction is in play. 

4) Hate Groups in the South

A hate group known as the KKK has arisen in the South attacking primarily freed blacks, but also Northern Whites that have moved South to aid in Reconstruction. How do you respond?

5) Nebraska joins the Union

Do you support Nebraska statehood?

6) Blacks in the Legislature

The Liberty Party has proposed a list of Governors, Senators and US Reps for the Reconstructed South for your approval. The governors are all Northern generals who had fought in the late war. Each state has one white senator and one black senator. The US Reps are based on the supposed demographic of each region of each state, and as the majority of the population in the South is Black, most of the US Reps are black. [This differs from real history, since every pro-slavery state seceded in our history]. 

7) Alaska

Your Sec of State suggests that we purchase Alaska, which the Russians are selling. While our debt is high, he suggests that acquiring the state could be worth it in the end. Some are critical of this purchase, but your Sec of State believed resources there could be valuable. 

8. National Debt

The debt skyrocketed during the war. We will likely never pay it off, but we need to lower it. Your economic advisers suggests keeping the tariff high (except on British goods as per our treaty) and keeping taxes at war time levels for a period of 10 years. 

9. Indian Attacks

Throughout the Civil War, Indian Tribes have been attacking troops and settlers, and vice versa, in the Territories. We did nothing to stop them during the War. Should we do something about them now?

10. Pardon Southerners

A lone Democratic US Rep (new party) has been silenced in Congress and has arrived at the White House where he hopes to have a voice. He asks that you pardon Southern soldiers that fought in the War. The Liberty Party, which dominates post-war governing, opposes this. 

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@vcczar I just noted that both Brooke and Gutch are from Maine. And I lack age dates for my lists. The info boxes are currently delayed until my exams are over.

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3 hours ago, vcczar said:

1. The Civil War wraps up nicely.

The South vacates Florida to reinforce troops in TN and VA. Florida takes back over its government. Eventually, the army in VA captures Richmond. The Army in IL splits, one holding the Confederate Army in Southern IL, while the other returns to TN, defeating the Southern Army there. The Southern President submits articles of Surrender. 1) Only high-ranking officers and politicians will face punishment. 2) The punishment will not include execution. 3) The citizens of the South will be fairly reintegrated as citizens in a short amount of time, but will be allowed to keep their homes, horses, and guns. 4) The South will submit. 5) The South will recognize the end of Slavery. 6) The North will appoint fair-minded administrators during Reconstruction. 

We accept these terms, now the work of healing a nation begins.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

2. Reconstruction Plans

Congress is debating three reconstruction plans. Which do you support? 1) 50% of the population must pledge allegiance to the US for the state to be returned. The South will be allowed to elect its own officials immediately following the end of their reconstruction. 2) 60% of the population must pledge allegiance to the US for the state to be returned to the Union. Those that fought in the Civil War will not be allowed to vote or run for office. 3) The states will be Reconstructed until full equality among blacks and whites are secured with laws securing this protection. Anyone that fought against the North will permanently lose the right to run for office or to vote. 

I personally support 3 but will gladly implement any of these plans.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

3) Voting Rights and Civil Rights Acts

Congress has passed two acts, one giving male former slaves the right to vote. The other is to protect voting in the South, where Southern Whites are likely to intimidate Black voters. The Liberty Party is elated both morally and politically as this will give the party the votes of the South so long as Reconstruction is in play. 

I sign both acts.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

4) Hate Groups in the South

A hate group known as the KKK has arisen in the South attacking primarily freed blacks, but also Northern Whites that have moved South to aid in Reconstruction. How do you respond?

This is a group of confederate sympathizers and should be treated as such, send in the military this borders on rebellion.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

5) Nebraska joins the Union

Do you support Nebraska statehood?

Yes.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

6) Blacks in the Legislature

The Liberty Party has proposed a list of Governors, Senators and US Reps for the Reconstructed South for your approval. The governors are all Northern generals who had fought in the late war. Each state has one white senator and one black senator. The US Reps are based on the supposed demographic of each region of each state, and as the majority of the population in the South is Black, most of the US Reps are black. [This differs from real history, since every pro-slavery state seceded in our history]. 

I approve of this plan.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

7) Alaska

Your Sec of State suggests that we purchase Alaska, which the Russians are selling. While our debt is high, he suggests that acquiring the state could be worth it in the end. Some are critical of this purchase, but your Sec of State believed resources there could be valuable. 

We will buy Alaska.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

8. National Debt

The debt skyrocketed during the war. We will likely never pay it off, but we need to lower it. Your economic advisers suggests keeping the tariff high (except on British goods as per our treaty) and keeping taxes at war time levels for a period of 10 years. 

Then that is what we will do.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

9. Indian Attacks

Throughout the Civil War, Indian Tribes have been attacking troops and settlers, and vice versa, in the Territories. We did nothing to stop them during the War. Should we do something about them now?

Send in some of the military to defeat them.

3 hours ago, vcczar said:

10. Pardon Southerners

A lone Democratic US Rep (new party) has been silenced in Congress and has arrived at the White House where he hopes to have a voice. He asks that you pardon Southern soldiers that fought in the War. The Liberty Party, which dominates post-war governing, opposes this. 

I oppose it as well, we will not pardon traitors. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

@vcczar I just noted that both Brooke and Gutch are from Maine. And I lack age dates for my lists. The info boxes are currently delayed until my exams are over.

Let's make Gutch from NH then. Make Gutch born in 1796 and dies in 1875. 

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6 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

I personally support 3 but will gladly implement any of these plans.

The Liberty Party dominated Congress passes option three, the more strict version of Reconstruction. Military governors effectively quell any negative reactions to military rule in the South, blacks in government, or blacks voting. The Liberty Party dominates the Southern government, offering key jobs to blacks and Northern whites migrating for government roles. The terms of this reconstruction will likely see Northerners, Blacks, and Southerners that refused to fight dominate politics in the South for at least three decades. [As this diverts from history, we will likely have a whole new sort of South and events to deal with]. The Liberty Party is likely to hold the South for a long time in elections. 

The Liberty Party passes a bill to remove restrictions on immigration on Irish and German people, so as to fill the factories and farms with workers. This bill is on your desk. 

 

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8 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Let's make Gutch from NH then. Make Gutch born in 1796 and dies in 1875. 

Thanks

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19 minutes ago, vcczar said:

The Liberty Party passes a bill to remove restrictions on immigration on Irish and German people, so as to fill the factories and farms with workers. This bill is on your desk.

I sign this bill.

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State of the Union for Election of 1868

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National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. However, we are quickly gaining now that the war is over. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships after having taken serious loses. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances.

Military: Our military is used in governing the South and in Indian Wars in the territories

Economy: Our economy is strongly recovering after having been tanking during the war. 

Trade: Trade has recovered. Most of our trade is with Britain, but as per our treaty, tariff barriers have fallen, which helps Britain more than us. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to reduce the debt. 

Social Harmony: The North is harmonious. The South is depressed in their defeat. 

Immigration: Immigration is once again lenient. We are seeing a surge in Irish and German immigrants, who are filling our factories. New immigrants include Slavs, Jews, Chinese, and Italians. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant with the end of the War. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular both for winning the war and for passing strong Reconstruction laws. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates thoroughly. Reconstruction laws all but guarantee the Liberty Party dominance in the South for up to three decades or more. The new Democratic Party, the dying American Progress Party, and the impotent Federalist Party need to think of new ways to appeal to Northern Whites and Southern Blacks (there is basically no Southern voting base for now). 

Will Pres. Brooke run for a 3rd term? @WVProgressive  If so, he is guaranteed to win. Will Federalists, Democrats, American Progress Party even run a candidate in what appears to be a one-party state? Will they merge their parties into one stronger opposition party? Fill out the below:

Name and title:

Resident state:

Party:

View on the strong Liberty Party Reconstruction now in effect?:

View on protecting Blacks in the South from angry White?:

Other views on issues in the State of the Union or those not mentioned?:

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6 minutes ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election of 1868

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National Strength: Great Britain, France, Germany, and now Russia are consider larger powers than we are because of the Civil War. However, we are quickly gaining now that the war is over. 

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 24 naval ships after having taken serious loses. 

Foreign Affairs: We lack any real alliances.

Military: Our military is used in governing the South and in Indian Wars in the territories

Economy: Our economy is strongly recovering after having been tanking during the war. 

Trade: Trade has recovered. Most of our trade is with Britain, but as per our treaty, tariff barriers have fallen, which helps Britain more than us. 

Budget: Tariff is high and taxes are high to reduce the debt. 

Social Harmony: The North is harmonious. The South is depressed in their defeat. 

Immigration: Immigration is once again lenient. We are seeing a surge in Irish and German immigrants, who are filling our factories. New immigrants include Slavs, Jews, Chinese, and Italians. 

Mood of the people: The North is jubilant with the end of the War. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is very popular both for winning the war and for passing strong Reconstruction laws. 

Party Power: Liberty Party dominates thoroughly. Reconstruction laws all but guarantee the Liberty Party dominance in the South for up to three decades or more. The new Democratic Party, the dying American Progress Party, and the impotent Federalist Party need to think of new ways to appeal to Northern Whites and Southern Blacks (there is basically no Southern voting base for now). 

Will Pres. Brooke run for a 3rd term? @WVProgressive  If so, he is guaranteed to win. Will Federalists, Democrats, American Progress Party even run a candidate in what appears to be a one-party state? Will they merge their parties into one stronger opposition party? Fill out the below:

Name and title:

Resident state:

Party:

View on the strong Liberty Party Reconstruction now in effect?:

View on protecting Blacks in the South from angry White?:

Other views on issues in the State of the Union or those not mentioned?:

Name and title: President Gregory Brooke

Resident state: Maine

Party: Liberty

View on the strong Liberty Party Reconstruction now in effect?: I highly approve of what we're doing in the south, we have to bring them to our level.

View on protecting Blacks in the South from angry White?: It's the moral thing to do, we can't allow racists to form a stranglehold on the political power of the south.

Other views on issues in the State of the Union or those not mentioned?:

Women's Suffrage: Now that we've given black men the right to vote lets give women the right to vote too!

The Debt: My tariff and tax plans will keep the debt at a sustainable level.

Education: The Newcastle report, while a report of British schooling, has inspired me to push for universal schooling for all.

 

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