Let's first look at the results of that era. When the Confederate lost the American Civil War it ended their secession and abolished slavery.
Reconstruction was the remaking of the southern United States but, states during that time:
- Deprived Black Americans the right to vote
- Ordered segregation by race in public and private places, and
- Created a system of political powerlessness and economic inequality of Black Americans
By the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement would continue the political and social agendas of Reconstruction.
Some achievements of the Civil Rights Movement were:
- Outlawing the use of segregation
- Black Americans being able to vote and be in political positions of power
Although major progress was made, the economic damage from slavery and segregation still exist today.
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