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The Radical Republicans were a faction within the Republican Party who

A

agreed with Lincoln's Reconstruction plans, in opposition to the rest of the party.

B

pushed for easy Reconstruction plans, feeling that enough was enough.

C

felt that the South should be punished, but slavery should be allowed to continue, fearing another outbreak of violence otherwise.

D

believed that the rich slaveholders should be punished, and that the freedmen needed rights and protections.

E

reached out to form a coalition with Southern Democrats to formulate plans for Reconstruction.

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