One of the successes of the Reconstruction Era was the reunification of the Union. The separation of states lasted 4 years but was later brought back together which created the U.S as we know it today. Expansion of the South & North's economy was another result of the Reconstruction Era and it brought many beneficial offers for both the North and South since it proposed a collaboration of both in order to “stand” up again from all the damage of the war. TheReconstruction Era is also responsible for bringing more laws that protected the rights of the newly freedmen as well as accepted them as men, giving them the right to vote, and speak their opinions. Along with these laws came the plethora of associations, such as the Freedman’s Bureau, that helped the ones in need especially the newly freed blacks who were homeless and completely poor. These associations often provided education for everyone both white and black,and forced those in the south especially to receive an education.