Why Did Reconstruction Fail Badly

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The Reconstruction failed badly for many different reasons. Racism is one of the major key roles that caused the reconstruction to fail. No one could seem to see that blacks where equal since they believed that the blacks where less than them. Slavery also played a key role into the failure of reconstruction. Before the war slaves where considered three fifths of one. Once the black slaves were given their freedom they would then be considered as on instead of three fifths of one. The black codes are another reason why reconstruction was such a bad failure. “The Black Codes were a collection of laws that were created by southern states” (Chp22. n.d. Part 1: Why did Reconstruction fail so badly? Was the failure primarily one of immediate political

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