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Essay heading: 5. reconstruction was a complete failure in its effort to bring equality to the black man, from 1865-1877.
 
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Soon after Lincoln's assassination President Johnson was sworn into office. He was considered the "wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time". He favored Lincoln's 10% plan and let Southern states back into the economy, granted a large number of pardons and was "soft on the southern policy". Black codes enforced labor contracts with blacks at low cost with no jury, no vote, and some not even leasing land...
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Soon after Lincoln's assassination President Johnson was sworn into office. He was considered the "wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time". He favored Lincoln's 10% plan and let Southern states back into the economy, granted a large number of pardons and was "soft on the southern policy". Black codes enforced labor contracts with blacks at low cost with no jury, no vote, and some not even leasing land...
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