Reconstruction: Success or Failure
I can evaluate the positives & negatives of Reconstruction.
EQ: Was Reconstruction a success or a failure?
The 10 years after the Civil War is known as the Reconstruction Era. Much of the South lay in ruins with a devastated economy while Radical Republicans and the President battled in Washington, DC over how to readmit Southern States. For many Southerners this was a difficult time, however Reconstruction also provided new opportunities for newly freed slaves, carpetbaggers, and others that had never been possible before.