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Leonore MacCreanor12 February yTo 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