The Importance Of Reconstruction After The Civil War

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America has gone through many different struggles and positive changes. There have been so many different revolutionary moments in America. One of these revolutionary moments was Reconstruction after the civil war. Reconstruction had different periods such as Emancipation and Reconstruction, Presidential Reconstruction, Radical Reconstruction, and the Compromise of 1877. The period of Reconstruction had many goals and accomplishments. Reconstruction did come to an end and just like most revolutionary moments in history Reconstruction was labeled both a success and a failure. Though human equality was the main goal of the Reconstruction period in the South after the Civil War, it proved to be an attempted compromise that actually created more conflicts. Emancipation and Reconstruction was a time period where slavery was trying to come to an end. “At the outset of the Civil War, to the dismay of the more radical abolitionists in the North, President Abraham Lincoln did not make the abolition of slavery a goal of the Union war effort” (“Reconstruction.” History.com). Lincoln did not believe slavery was morally wrong, though he did believe in the phrase “All men are created equal.” This did not mean he thought blacks and whites should have the same political and social standings. “Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed January 1st, 1863 because he did not want any state to rebel against the Union, so Lincoln said he would emancipate all slaves if these
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