Reconstruction From 1865-1877

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Reconstruction from 1865-1877 wasn 't a failure, as it had balanced the power between Congress and the President as well as reunited the nation after the destruction of the war. This created political opportunities for more groups of people and passed acts to eliminate inequalities in the United States. In order to achieve an equal and united community, many attempts were made to aid former slaves economically. The Freedman’s Bureau, Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan, and The Thirteenth Amendment, were few of the reconstruction plans made by the United States government. In order to relieve former slaves’ pressure as they transition to freedom, the Freedmen’s Bureau, provided a social uplift for them(408). According to the North Carolina black soldiers, who were very unpleased about them and their families being treated poorly in 1865, decided to write a…show more content…
Up until 1872, the bureau supplied food and medical services, built thousands of schools and colleges and provided countless jobs for those freed men and their family. This social reform was never performed before, which shows its significance in attempting to rebuild the country for assist newly freed slaves . President Lincoln had planned for the reconstruction before his assassination which led to Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan. It was a reconstruction plan aiming politically by replacing laws that reconstruct southern state governments and pardoning ex-Confederates except the commanders (406). As long as there were more than 10 percent of the vote population in an election, a new state would be recognized. It was a well thought plan in order to unite the South and the North. Furthermore, the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery, was passed by Congress in 1865 (Norton,
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