Dbq Reconstruction Research Paper

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In order to for one to correctly answer the question at hand – whether reconstruction was effective or not, one has to identify the core issues during this period in time. During reconstruction, the issue of slavery is in focus and as shown below there are two main ideas that have to be understood – whether or not slaves were free. It is during this period that the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were introduced, giving slaves hope for a better future. Former slaves now were able to vote, receive an education, have their own property, get married and even hold positions in political office. With the new laws by 1868 of blacks were registered voters, more than ten held seats in the House of Representatives and much more took

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