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The Reconstruction Era Refers To The Period Between 1861 And 1865

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The reconstruction era refers to the period in time between 1861 and 1865, when efforts were made, after the civil war, to restore the relations between North and the South, to improve status of the blacks and, to restore normalcy in the country. While the country was able to reunite effectively the the country, it did nod do much to improve the condition of the blacks. Also it failed to solve the economic problems of the South. Though new governments banned discrimination and gave blacks the right to vote, the deep rooted prejudice of the white against blacks persisted and it was reflected in many legal practices that were allowed to continue. For example, a series of laws called black codes enabled Southerners to exercise substantial control
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