The New Age And Contributions Of The Reconstruction Era

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The New Age and Contributions Made After the infamous American Civil War concluded on May 9, 1865, many advancements were made for the next 35 years that shaped the nation into what it is today. A large portion of these contributions are credited to African Americans, who have impacted American history through migration, politics, military, education, and innovation. -- As the Reconstruction Era began in 1865, immediate action was seen from Congress to abolish slavery. The 13th Amendment was passed in December that same year, affecting 3.5 million who were still enslaved even after the Emancipation Proclamation. Now that all were free, stunning growth was evident. Many African Americans began seeking new jobs and opportunities in large cities,
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