Reconstruction: A Success Or Failure

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In my opinion I believe that the reconstruction was both a success and also a fail. The reason that it was a success was the simple fact that the United States got its name back again. The reconstruction era helped the United States become a unified nation. Another pro from this era was the fact that the North and the South no longer had any form of separation. During this time, three new amendments were added to the constitution. They were the thirteenth, fourteenth, and the fifteenth. These three amendments helped the colored people receive equal rights. The downfall of the reconstruction era was that the radical republican legislation did poorly at defending the slaves from prosecution and failed at giving them their freedom. Another negative

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