The Goals Of Reconstruction: A Recreation Of Slavery In America

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A Recreation of Slavery

The goals of Reconstruction in America were to restore the union of the North and the South and to help the freed slaves achieve civil rights. During this time, many accomplishments were made in order to gain equal rights for African Americans such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments which abolished slavery, gave many African Americans citizenship, and gave them the right to vote. While the slaves were technically freed, they were not truly free because of state laws trying to undermine these amendments which were attempting to extend their civil rights. Reconstruction was not successful because of state government attempts to limit the rights of African Americans, which pushed for a recreation of slavery to occur.
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This was because it did not accomplish the goals of Reconstruction because one of the two main goals of Reconstruction was to gain civil rights for freed slaves. Consequently, this proves Reconstruction to be unsuccessful because of attempts at taking away the rights of African Americans, which undermined this larger goal. Through state governments, laws were made which took away the rights that they were trying to be gained by African Americans such as voting, having the ability to choose who they work for, and not being enslaved. The purpose of southern state governments taking away those rights from African Americans was to recreate slavery and recreate a system of white hierarchy which technically had been outlawed. This was all as a result of the state governments having too much power because despite the accomplishments of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, the state governments found ways to take away these rights that were granted in the amendments. Overall, Reconstruction was a failure because state government acquired too much power which allowed them to limit the rights of African Americans, which turned into a recreation of

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