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The SouthThe Reconstruction had many success and just as many failures. The biggest accomplishmentswere the abolishment of slavery (13th Amendment), grantingAfrican Americans citizenship (14thAmendment), giving African Americans a right to vote (15th Amendment) and building a foundationthat all Americans should be afforded the opportunity to receive an education. Never before wereAfrican Americans afforded the right to own land, legally marry, get an education, sign contracts, andmany other civil right. Yet on the other hand programs the like the Freedman's Bureau failed in thelong run but set a foundation for education for African American and impoverished whites. Withoutthe Freedman's Bureau we would not have universities like Howard and Fisk which arepredominately African American. The economy of the south grew tremendously with building of newroads, bridges, schools and buildings. This improved transportation and trade and reunified theNorth and South. The African Americans were bettering themselves through the development of theirown school, churches and organizations.

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Spring
Professor
WHITE
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13th Amendment, Reconstruction, Native Americans in the United States, African Americans citizenship

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