What Is Reconstruction A Failure

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As the Civil War (1861-1865) was coming to an end, President Lincoln started planning for economic, social, and political rehabilitation of South. This struggle to rebuild the South is referred to as Reconstruction which lasted from 1865 to 1876, and the main goals of Reconstruction were readmission of South in the Union, equal rights for Blacks, and “denial of of the political rights for whites who were the leaders of secession period.” A vital part of this era was the struggles and movements of free and enslaved Blacks to claim their freedom and rights. It is a very controversial era in American history, and is widely viewed as a period of inefficient government and corruption. Reconstruction was arguably a failure because these goals were
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