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There were many political, economic and social reforms introduced in the South between 1864 and 1877. Many of these reforms were lost the Compromise of 1877, but several important changes survived. This period of Reconstruction had up following the Civil War in order to stitchthe nation back together. It was a tough adjustment, because after the South left the union, the Republicans passed several anti-racism laws that would now have to be enforced in the South, along with many other new laws. Reconstruction had a great, and lasting effect on the nation. Many of the practices of Reconstruction were ended by the compromise, but major laws survived.Several political reforms came into place in the years following the Civil War. There werethree main phases of Reconstruction, which included the Reconstruction under Lincoln, Johnson and the Radical Republicans. Lincoln came up with a plan to reintroduce the South into the United States. This was called the 10% plan. This plan was not too harsh to the South. It requiredthat 10% of the people take an oath of loyalty and all people could be pardoned except the highest-ranking Confederates. Johnson’s plan was even more lenient. It didn’t even require 10%