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Leonore MacCreanor 12 February y To What Extent was Reconstruction a Suc- cess? After the victory of the Union in the Civil War in 1865, around 4 million slaves got their free- dom, but during the process of rebuilding the South and the north as a new nation faced some chal- lenges this was during the Reconstruction period (1865-1877). However to what extent was recon- struction a success? It was a success because the north and the south came together to form a nation, and the slaves got right to freedom. However it was mostly a failure because the confederate got the power back, new laws against blacks were introduced, and sharecropping became the new slavery. Reconstruction was a success in that it restored the North and the South as a united nation, by 1877, all of the old Confederate states had made new constitutions called the Thirteenthr, the Four- teenth, and the Fifteenth Amendments, and added to that they pledged their loyalty to the United States government. The 13th amendment abolished slavery, the 14th amendment gave citizenship to

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