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Unit 5

Reconstruction

44 min videodecember 6, 2018


After the Civil War, with slavery abolished, efforts began to repair the nation and expand rights to the newly freed slaves. There were three Constitutional amendments that officially abolished slavery, protected equal rights, and enfranchised black Americans, but none of this progress happened easily. The former Confederate leaders regrouped and found ways to resist these reforms and continued to rely on poor black communities through sharecropping.

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