The Good and Bad Following Reconstruction
Following Reconstruction, there have been both positive and negative outcomes.
It is referred to as the Military Reconstruction Act because it was a series of Acts that were passed by the Congress between 1866 and 1867 containing a set of conditions that were required of former Confederate states in the southern United States in order to be admitted back into the union after the American Civil War (American Historama, 2017). Consequently, the Acts resulted in the separation of these states into 5 military districts, each of which was responsible for drafting a new constitution, which would then be subject to approval by the Congress. Finally, each of these states was required to ratify the 14th Amendment, which declared anybody born in the United States to be a citizen of the country. The Reconstruction Act, on the other hand, not only had positive consequences, but it also resulted in unintended consequences.

First and foremost, it can be observed that the rebuilding resulted in the creation of states that were loyal to the union. This was critical in terms of rebuilding a nation that had just emerged from a civil war, and it was crucial in establishing the United States that we know today. In addition to abolishing slavery and guaranteeing the rights of African Americans who had been slaves, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments also ensured that every citizen had equal voting rights. For example, they were permitted to marry the person of their choosing, to own property, and even to file a lawsuit in court. This move empowered them to such an extent that a considerable number of African Americans ran for and were elected to public office as a result of this action (US History, 2017). Public schools for mixed-race students were established, enabling for greater mixing of whites and people of color in society.

According to US History (2017), the emancipation of African Americans resulted in a greater number of people fighting for tiny employment and land than previously existed for poor white men. The vast plantations suffered as a result of the manpower shortage that they had become accustomed to, which had a negative impact on agricultural production. Although the poverty and severe conditions forced some of the former plantation employees back to work, they were compensated with a part of the harvest as a result of their efforts. In an economy that had stagnated in terms of growth and had high levels of corruption, there was a large increase in the amount of taxes paid. Finally, there was the formation of supremacy organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camelia, and the White Brotherhood, which used violence and arson to terrorize liberated African Americans in an effort to maintain white supremacy in the United States.

American Historama is a documentary film on the history of the United States (2017). The Reconstruction Acts were passed by the United States Congress. The following information was obtained from
History of the United States (2017). Putting the old order back together. The information was obtained from