What's Important About The Reconstruction Era?

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Reconstruction Era What is important about the Reconstruction Era? Reconstruction generally refers to the period in United States history immediately following the Civil War in which the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious Southern states back into the Union. It tells of the major events that happened after the Civil War. Even though there are successes in the Era, there are also failures in the Era. In 1865, President Andrew Johnson presented plans for Reconstruction. President Johnson passed restrictive “Black Codes” to control the behavior and labor of former slaves and other African Americans. On July 7, 1865, 4 people were hung in Washington,D.C., after being declared guilty of making a secret harmful plan of the assassination of President Lincoln with John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth was an american actor who killed President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14,1865. He…show more content…
During Reconstruction, there was a group called the K.K.K. who killed color people for fun and they wore mask and pretended to be ghost. Also poverty was still an issue in the south. Industrialization in the South was too slow. Sharecropping and tenant farming were bad because they usually brought more complications like who would get what, and that wasn 't fair to the labors on the land. Taxes were elevated in order to rebuild the South. Jim Crow Laws which supported racial segregation. These failures during the Reconstruction made it harder in the North and the South. The Reconstruction Era was important because it attempted to give the African Americans a better life, yet there were successes and failures. If it wasn’t for the assassination of President Lincoln the successes would exceed the failures and the “Black Codes” wouldn’t exist. If it wasn’t for that Era we wouldn’t have as many progressive laws, such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th
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