The Pros And Cons Of Reconstruction After Civil War

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After the Civil War conditions were really bad because a lot of homes and personal properties were destroyed. Because of the War the Union lost 370,000 troop members and the Confederacy lost 260,000. Total 375,000 troop members were injured. Many civilians in the South died because of access to food was infrequent. I believe Reconstruction was necessary because after four long years of war they should move on from it and reunite as one.

One thing that was successful was the passing of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendment. The Thirteenth Amendment was about slavery being abolished. The Fourteenth Amendment stated that anyone who was born in the United States was considered an American citizen. The Fifteenth Amendment states
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