Assess the success or failure of Reconstruction

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Name Instructor Task Date Abstract QUESTION: What were the successes or failures of the Reconstruction? THESIS: The Reconstruction period was synonymous with the social, political, and economic rehabilitation of America as well as the harsh reality of racism and disintegration caused by the Civil War. OUTLINE: The success of the Reconstruction period led to the formation of the United States of America. The period also defined citizenship and made sure that all Americans were protected under the 14th Amendment, with the 15th Amendment extending suffrage to all men. The Civil Rights Act and Freedman’s Bureau were aimed at getting African Americans to participate equally in building the economy, society, and government. On the other hand, failure of the Reconstruction included noncommittal of Southern whites to the new legislation that either Yankees or blacks had passed. A systematic process to undo the strides made on economic and social reforms. WORKS CONSULTED: Beale, Howard K. “ South Carolina during Reconstruction. By Francis Butler Simkins and Robert Hilliard Woody. ” The American Historical Review 38.2 (1933): 345-47. Print. Jenkins, John, A. "After Slavery: The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction, 1861–1877." Indiana Magazine of History 62.1 (1966): 86-87. Print. Nolen, Claude H. African American Southerners in Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Jefferson: McFarland, 2001. Print. Sobotka, Lauren H. "Assessing Reconstruction: Did the South Undergo Revolutionary Change?" (2015). Student Publications. Paper 316. Print. Summers, Mark W. The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction. Chapel Hill: The University of

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