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Why Did Reconstruction Fail

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Why did Reconstruction fail? Reconstruction in the United States is historically known as the time in America, shortly after the Civil War, in which the United States attempted to readdress the inequalities, especially of slavery and many other economic, social and politically issues including the poor relationship between the North and the South of America. These problems were highly significant in America, and a variety of groups in government tried to resolve these problems, but this only led to the Civil War. Unfortunately although there were numerous new constitutions and laws introduced to tackle these issues, it could be said that reconstruction did indeed fail, and there was a variety of reasons that many historians touch upon to…show more content…
Me and Ma couldn’t live.” Their poverty was so extreme that they had to go back without any dignity to their slave owners “we starting working for Mr. Emenson. He had a big store, teams and land. We liked it and I been here fifty six years now. There was so much wild game, living was not so hard.” (Mckinney) It’s evident that poverty left many African Americans in despair, they wanted their freedom so badly but they wanted to live more therefore had no choice
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