Reconstruction Of The Reconstruction Era

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The Reconstruction Era was known as a time to reconstruct the United States of America by the expansion of governmental power that began in 1865. “There were two central problems that animated Reconstruction; providing justice for freedmen and facilitating national reconciliation. (A New Birth of Freedom, pg. 1) After the 12 year span, reconstructing the nation succeeded in only a few of the goals that were set out to achieve within those 12 years that it was in progress. The Reconstruction’s intentions ended up becoming its own failure. It was the failure that brought forth the foreseeable success in changing the South. There were three goals the reconstruction set, and failed to achieve; social, political, and economic power, as well…show more content…
The most important developments of the Reconstruction Era were not the revealed contents and cruelty that were talked about and still are, but rather the slow process of regrowth and unnoticeable changes that ended up happening within the southern society. The Reconstruction allowed African Americans to legally marry, allowed to develop stable family units and form their own community churches and religious organizations, which ended up being the main place for gathering for the African American community. Without being able to make enough money or own land, African Americans had no choice but to work for their masters. The Reconstruction Era introduced some freedom to the black society of the south. Within the Southern states, the governments were under the same congressional program as the Reconstruction. These governments were honest and effective but during the period, they were known as the “Black Reconstruction.” With the governments being labeled, the truth were, after researching this time period, was that there were no black governors, only two black senators, hardly any congressmen, and only one legislature controlled by African Americans. These African American’s which a part of the government system were treated fairly and necessary to rebuild schools in which were systematically equal. In my term paper, I want to highlight the accomplishments of both the Civil War and the Reconstruction period. The Civil War
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