Discuss the social successes and failures of Reconstruction.

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There were social successes and failures of Reconstruction. One success is that the slaves were freed and were able to work either for themselves or for others. They also gained some freedoms, such as getting the right to vote and the right to an education.

However, there were many more...

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There were social successes and failures of Reconstruction. One success is that the slaves were freed and were able to work either for themselves or for others. They also gained some freedoms, such as getting the right to vote and the right to an education.

However, there were many more failures. In the South, white southerners never accepted Reconstruction. They continued to believe that whites were superior to blacks. When Reconstruction ended, the white southerners began to take away some of the freedoms that the former slaves had gained as a result of Reconstruction. Segregation was increasingly implemented, and methods were devised—such as the literacy test and poll tax—to deny the former slaves the right to vote. The Ku Klux Klan formed and began to terrorize, intimidate, and, in some cases, kill African Africans and those who worked for the equality of African Americans. Racism continued to exist in both the North and the South.

While there were some social successes as a result of Reconstruction, there were many more social failures associated with Reconstruction.

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