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What worked well-The federal government outlawed slavery with the 13th Amendment,defined citizenship and protected all Americans under the law with the 14th Amendment and extended suffrage to all men in the 15th Amendment. The Freedmen's Bureau and the Civil Rights Act, worked to get African Americans back on their feet and participatingequally in the government, society and economy.What failed-Reconstruction faced tremendous challenges, many of them because of white resistance.In the early years of Reconstruction, the new state governments had many competent but inexperienced leaders. A few were carpetbaggers motivated by greed and corruption. Southern whites were often uncooperative with new legislation passed by blacks or Yankees. The vigilante groups, like the Ku Klux Klan, emerged to
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