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I will began with Steven Hahn’s essay regarding his argument about Reconstruction. His argument is about how white Southerner’s where resistant to accepting the freed blacks into theirsociety and accepting the federal government’s civil rights for them. Alongside that, Republicanstried to diminish the Democratic presence in the south and made sure they stayed loyal to the Union. As blacks became more involved in politics they started being treated unfairly which led the blacks to creating the Union League, which protected the blacks and encouraged them to vote. With the creation of this new group, it instilled great fear into the whites which led them to create the Ku Klux Klan. David blight discusses the healing and justice that needed to occur afterthe reconstruction period. With the new civil rights given to the blacks they tried to become moreinvolved in society, but that did not occur. Whites acknowledged the fact that slavery was abolished, but still treated blacks unfairly and slowly took their rights away in the south because