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Southern Reconstruction after the Civil War

Summary: Reconstruction in the south after the Civil War.
Reconstruction took place in the south of the United States right after the civil war. The radical Republicans mainly started this and their main goal was to punish the south for their rebellious actions. Even after reconstruction blacks were treated unequally and southern states passed numerous laws restricting the rights of African Americans, which were known as the "Black codes." These `codes' involved sharecropping; it was almost equally as bad as slavery. Racist terrorists groups formed, such as the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK used intimidation and pain against blacks or anyone who supported them. Also, separate but equal was declared constitutional. This was a huge error. Reconstruction was unsuccessful in changing the south in getting them to treat blacks as equals, both politically and socially.

Right after the Civil War, the southern states passed the "Black codes". They did not last long at...

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