In what way was Reconstruction successful?

1 Answer
Nov 16, 2017

The Constitution was amended and Civil Rights were extended


The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments(1865,1868,1870) abolished slavery, gave citizenship to anyone born on US soil apart from Natives and enfranchised African Americans. Nevertheless the end of Reconstruction in 1877 undermined those advances with the passing of the Jim Crows which made African Americans second class citizens with the introduction of Segregation.