Reconstruction DBQ

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In the selection of Reconstruction, a time following the Civil War, affected the United States drastically socially and politically. The time period contributed to many changes both in the south and the country as a whole, and to an extent, successfully. Social change Reconstruction was a success, as it developed a new unified nation by putting blacks on “equal footing”, legally with whites. The era changed the conception of american society, and the civil war emerged a new idea of what is considered a citizen. Foner described a quote that Francis Lieber, a political affair at that time explained, “‘Blacks were citizens entitled to protection by the federal government” (Page 3 Paragraph 2). By 1870, it became a known idea that blacks were