The Second Civil War: The Success And Failure Of Reconstruction

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After viewing the documentaries “The Second Civil War”, some of the successes that was brought from the reconstruction were the reunification of the union which had lasted four years, and what made it successful, was that it was restored and brought together by the Reconstruction. The next success is the expansion of the South and North 's economy. The reconstruction had brought many offers to the South as well as to the North since it proposed to collaborate in order to make a better place. Another success is more laws. The laws protected the rights of the newly freedmen, and accepted them as men, having the right to vote, and speak. The Reconstruction implemented by Congress, which lasted from 1866 to 1877. During the years of the war, black…show more content…
Meanwhile, the sharecropping system, essentially the legal form of slavery kept blacks tied to land owned by rich white farmers became widespread in the South. In many ways, Reconstruction can be considered both a success and a failure. It was a success due to the fact that it ended the separation for the North and South, and ended the South trying to separate themselves from the North. The successess and failures of Reconstruction hold many lessons for our own time. To conclude my thoughts, I think that one could argue both sides of it quite passionately. While it might not be a result of the Reconstruction era, I would say that the passage of Amendments thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen are extremely meaningful and by themselves, could constitute Reconstruction as a success in my mind. Additionally, the Civil Rights Amendments passed help to move the discussion of race as something viable and a discourse that would grip the nation even to the modern setting. The fact that the government would be able to establish such elements through the constitution is something quite impressive. Reconstruction has also failed due to the carpetbaggers. Personally, I believe that this is a toss-up. I think that though it wasn 't a total success, it was at least a step in the right

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