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Civil War Recovery

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After injury comes recovery. That is the process of the Reconstruction; the Confederate states had to be readmitted into the Union after the end of the Civil War. The Civil War itself was largely caused by the question of whether slavery would be allowed in newly established westward states. The Union was anti-slavery and came victorious over the pro-slavery Confederacy. However, African-Americans still did not fully have equal rights after the Civil War, and several amendments, including the 13th and 15th Amendment, were instituted to repair this issue. However, the 13th and 15th Amendment did not accomplish the task of fully extending rights to blacks, as black codes successfully suppressed the freedom given by the 13th Amendment, and poll

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