What Was Reconstruction A Failure Of Reconstruction

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Reconstruction was a failure because even though the black community became free they were once again restricted by laws, prejudice, unequal standards. From 1865 to 1866, under President Andrew Johnson, southern state legislatures passed a collection of restrictive laws to legally control former black slaves and other African Americans. These laws were know as Black Codes. blacks did gain a voice in the government during 1867. But, the development and growth of the Ku Klux Klan, secret society dedicated to the supremacy of white people, throughout the southern states reverted any notion of Blacks equality. They quickly shutdown the thought of Blacks in the government and reverse any positive changes made during reconstruction. With these

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