Discussion 1.docx - Surname 1 Question Reconstruction was a pivotal point in American history which is why this class starts with it But it is also

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Surname 1 Question: Reconstruction was a pivotal point in American history, which is why this class starts with it. But, it is also extremely controversial. Was Reconstruction overall a success or a failure? Make an argument for your perspective on it (taking into consideration the different things Reconstruction set out to do). Then comment on your classmates' posts, and discuss how and when Reconstruction failed or succeeded. Discussion 1 History 2: Reconstruction in the United States After the civil war, the United States of America experienced a significant reconstruction until 1877. It was during this time that abolition of the slave trade came into play, and the African American received the rights to vote. It is an excellent time in the history of America. Regardless of all the shortcomings that reconstruction had, there were benefits with the reconstruction era. First, abolition of the slave trade; Almost 3 million slaves were freed during the reconstruction period after Andrew Johnson took office. Slaves received full rights to own

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