The Failure Of Reconstruction

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The Reconstruction failed to bring social and economic equality to former slaves for many reasons. The primary reason was because people said they wanted the blacks to have equality, but the laws enacted to give them equality were poorly enforced. White southerners heavily oppressed the black population and caused the failure of the Reconstruction. During the Reconstruction many white southerners were very angry about their slaves being freed. “Black Code” laws were put in place and these basically stripped blacks of the rights they were given and practically made them slaves again. The southerners already had this deeply rooted hatred for black people and they certainly showed it with the laws they passed. Eventually these black codes were
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