December 8 2015
Professor Eric Schlereth
History 1301 – Section 006
What Was Reconstruction and Why Did It Fail?
The Reconstruction Era followed the American Civil War from about 1865 to 1877. During this time attempts were made to fix the problems that came up from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that seceded before or during the Civil War, and attempts were made to once again address the injustice of slavery from a political, social and economic aspect. Historians argue that the Reconstruction failed simply because congress was divided politically on the issues stated previously, and also because some of the extraordinary changes made during this era did not last forever.
The Reconstruction officially began