United States History

You will be engaging in a role-playing discussion. You are members of an advisory committee to President Abraham Lincoln who was recently assassinated. You are now serving under President Andrew Johnson and have been tasked with coming up with a plan moving forward on how to incorporate (or not incorporate) Confederate veterans back into the Union. You specifically need to deal with 2 issues: With bodies strewn across the nation on hundreds of battlefields, where do you bury the Confederate dead and who is responsible for this task financially and physically? Additionally, should the federal government have some role in taking care of the long-term injuries of the Confederate wounded and/or provide Confederate veterans with some type of pension in the same manner as Union soldiers? Please be considerate and sensitive when discussing this topic as it is one of the more contentious discussion topics of the semester.