To What Degree was Reconstruction after the Civil War successful

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Reconstruction was successful politically in its attempts to solve the problems of how to deal with the newly freed slaves and how to bring the seceded states back into the Union after the Civil War; however, many of these methods were unsuccessful or had no effect socially or economically. Some solutions determined by Reconstruction included: the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments; the Freedmenís Bureau; the Reconstruction Act of 1837, the Civil Rights …

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…civil rights, which included the above mentioned black codes and racist groups like the Ku Klux Klan. Overall, reconstruction succeeded politically in its attempts to solve the problems of how to deal with the newly freed slaves and how to bring the seceded states back into the Union. Many of these methods were unsuccessful or had no effect at all socially or economically because of the Southís persistence to remain Democratic mentally and politically.