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What action did Congress take to support Southern African Americans during the Reconstruction?

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What actions did Congress take to support Southern African Americans during the Reconstruction?

The Reconstruction Era:

After the American Civil War, a divide existed between not only the North and the South, but between African American and White citizens as well. In an effort to heal the country, several steps were taken on a statewide and national level to rebuild the country and its populace. This time in American history is referred to as the Reconstruction.

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Congress was saddled with the difficult task of rebuilding an entire country that was both exhausted and filled with animosity from the Civil War. ...

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Reconstruction Acts of 1867: Definition & History

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