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Quick pitch

A young girl is recruited into a secret third party agency working under the orders of the late Abraham Lincoln. This short film starts off with the recruit entering a debriefing room for her first mission and will pan back and forth between a screencast showing the debriefing information and the debrief. Later, it will show clips of the recruit's mission.

Will end with the words
"Your mission...should you choose to accept."

Project Type: Short Film (5 min)

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Lchpj edited dialogue in "Scene 2 - Fight/Training Scenes" a year ago. Lchpj made 4 other changes. more
Narrator (CONT'D)
All in All, the Reconstruction is remembered as a failure. The majority of freed people remained in poverty.
Lchpj edited dialogue in "Debrief" a year ago. Lchpj made 3 other changes. more
Agent y
Right after Johnson's inauguration, his so called "amnesty plan" allowed pardoned confederates to recover property seized during the war. On top of that, policy makers in congress betrayed our agency and failed to live up to our founder, president Lincoln's vision of true emancipation. Formerly freed slaves became sharecroppers rather than independent farmers, and republican governments in the south were met with fierce opposition by ex-Confederates. The only positivity we observed was the freedmen's bureau, which founded African American colleges. But all in all the prospect of reconstruction appears to be a glum and rapidly disappearing dream.
RainieLiu edited dialogue in "Debrief" a year ago. RainieLiu made 2 other changes. more
Director
(Will kinda look impressed but not really)
That is correct, however, your knowledge is still spotty at best. Lincoln died before we could find out what truly would have happened. Instead, Johnson became president and clashed with the Republican-dominated Congress for the majority of his terms. The Congress passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, which declared formerly enslaved people to be citizens, and the Fourteenth Amendment, which declared that all persons born in the US were citizens. In the meantime, the Reconstruction governments in the South strove to protect civil rights. There finally came a point in 1867 when Johnson attempted to fight back by “suspending” Edwin M. Stanton, a Radical, and replacing him with Union general Ulysses S. Grant. However, he failed and, for the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives attempted to impeach the president. Johnson failed to be impeached by one vote but he lost all political leverage. Grant won the election of 1868 and soon passed the 15th Amendment that protected male citizens’ right to vote irrespective of race and color.
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DYING GOOSE NOISES
Lchpj edited dialogue in "Debrief" a year ago. more
Director
(Will kinda look impressed but not really)
That is correct, however, your knowledge is still spotty at best. Johnson and the Republican-dominated Congress were at odds for the majority of his terms. Congress also strengthened the Freedman's Bureau and overrode Johnson's vetoes for the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 which declared formerly enslaved people to be citizens and granted them equal protection and rights. In addition, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment ,which declared that all persons born in the US were citizens. The Reconstruction Act of also passed by Congress over Johnson’s veto, divided the conquered South into five military districts, each under the command of a U.S. general. These Reconstruction governments were to register all eligible adult males; supervise state constitutional conventions; and ensure that new constitutions guaranteed black suffrage. Johnson attempted to fight back, and for the first time in U.S. history,the House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment against the president. Johnson failed to be impeached by one vote but he lost all his leverage. Grant won the previous election of 1868 and soon passed the protected male citizens’ right to vote irrespective of race, color. Despite Radical Republicans’ protests, the amendment left room for a poll tax-paid for the privilege of voting-and literacy requirements.
 

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