The Purpose Of Reconstruction After Civil War

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The rebuilding of the south after the civil war was called the reconstruction. It lasted for 12 years. During that time, southern economic has dropped drastically and slaves in the south had to wandered in the streets. The purpose of reconstruction was to get the states who seceded back to the union, rebuild south and also ensure black rights and protection.Even though most people were unhappy with the south and wanted them punished, others wanted to rebuild. However, President Lincoln wanted to be tolerant to the south by making the laws easier for them to reunite back with the union. Also, if 10% of the voters supported the union then a state could be re-admitted back into the union. In an effort to get back at the constitution, many southerners
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