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Which statement characterizes President Lincoln's Reconstruction goals? He wanted to modernize and industrialize the Southern economy. He wanted to punish the Southern states for starting the Civil War. He wanted to reunite the nation without imposing harsh conditions on the South. He wanted to make sure that African Americans stayed in the South.

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chasegarza11

The statement that best characterizes President Lincoln's Reconstruction goals would be that "He wanted to reunite the nation without imposing harsh conditions on the South," since he knew that punishment would only delay the reunification of the nation. 

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