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I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, do proclaim, declare, and make known to all persons who have, directly or by implication, participated in the existing rebellion, except as hereinafter excepted, that a full pardon is hereby granted to them and each of them.

Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, released on December 8, 1863, demanded what of ordinary Southern white men in order obtain that full pardon?


Ratification of the 13th Amendment.


Creating militias to fight against the armies run by the Confederate state governments.


Paying fines and making restitution to the United States government.


Nothing, feeling that they had been unfairly forced into a war they didn't support or fight in.


Taking an oath of loyalty to the Union.

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