Was Reconstruction A Success Or Failure Essay

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Before the Civil War, there were slaves, racism and white supremists, the U.S allowed it. Reconstruction was the era after the Civil War which was made to reconstruct the country but equally. Reconstruction has many factors that lead to its failure, and the solutions are impeaching the president and treating racism more seriously. Reconstruction failed because of the racist president after Lincoln. He was Andrew Johnson. Andrew Johnson stopped the Freedmen's bureau which was made to give freedpeople food, shelter, clothing and more, as shown in the packet “On March 3, 1865, Congress passed an act to establish the Freedmen’s Bureau to provide food, shelter, clothing, medical services, education, lawyers, protection and land to displaced Southerners, and mostly newly freed African Americans.” This information shows that The Freedmen’s Bureau was passed and the Freedman Bureau were able to provide things, but then the president stopped it. 40 acres and a mule was a promise from the U.S government to give roughly 400,000 acres of land to freed black families but in 40 acre segments, as shown in the packet “which took away land from the South and promised roughly 400,000 acres of …show more content…

But after 30 years, there were none. Reconstruction was also a success because it Restored the U.S as a unified nation, as stated in Reconstruction (1865-1877) by sparknote, “Reconstruction was a success in that it restored the United States as a unified nation” This evidence shows that reconstruction was also a success because because it Unified the United States, there were new laws invented by it. Reconstruction failed mostly, but had some good outcomes, it failed because of the president and not treating racism seriously. But there were some good things that

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