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What did Abraham Lincoln do to preserve the union?

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06/25/2014

The Amnesty Proclamation, presented by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, offered pardon to confederates who had not been involved in treasonous behavior or brutality during the war. These individuals were required to sign an oath of allegiance to the union. This is part of Lincoln's plan for a smooth transition of southern states back into the union.