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What was an unintended result of the failure of reconstruction-era policies?

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Curtis Rhodes on December 17, 2018

After the Civil War, the South was decimated after the defeat by the Union and left it in ruin. The government of the united states began with a 15-year period known as Reconstruction, which is set to restructure the South after slavery, as well as to transform the economic and political environment in the South not to secede again.The Reconstruction was a success in several aspects, as the South was rebuilt economically and successfully readmitted into the Union. There was, however, the failures seen in the Reconstruction. One of them is the racial attitudes of Southerners to lose the right to have slaves and have to live newly freed african americans, now being given more rights and liberties, especially voting. The southerners created the Jim Crow laws, which slowed down the civil rights of african americans through segregation. The southerners still had an immense pride in the face of defeat, and he wanted to prevent African Americans from obtaining new rights, who terrorized through the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and applied to Sharecropping. Sharecropping was the system that forced black citizens to buy the crops of the old masters that were provided at rates impossible to pay.


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