Was Reconstruction A Success Or Failure

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Was Reconstruction a Success or Failure? Reconstruction was a time of great pain and heartache in America. The main problem at hand was how the newly freed slaves would be involved into society. During Reconstruction many other issues occurred like, rebuilding damaged and war torn American cities and states, getting all of the seceded states to come back to the Union, and making sure that the national currency worked. Reconstruction happened after 1865. Reconstruction turned out to be a failure because of the fact that it did not work out the way they wanted it to. At the start of the Civil War eleven states seceded from the Union. The Union President was Abraham Lincoln while the Confederate President was Jefferson Davis. During