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Even though Lincoln favored a reunion with "malice toward none," the so-called Radical Republicans felt that, One, the South needed to be punished and, Two, force was necessary to insure that the former Confederate states would comply with the new legal rights and freedoms granted to former slaves. Some who would have followed in Lincoln's footsteps changed as a result of his assassination.

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Q: Why did many politicians consider the period of reconstruction necessary after the civil war?
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Why was a period of reconstruction necessary following the end of the civil was?

Reconstruction is necessary after every war to rebuild the society and structures that were damaged by the war.

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Reconstruction was what the period of rebuilding the south was after the civil war.

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The Reconstruction Era. You're welcome.

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1.)The Presidential Reconstruction2.)Radical Reconstruction

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The Reconstruction Period only happened following the Civil War. The purpose of this period was to rebuild the South after the war essentially caused it's destruction. "Reconstruction" referred to both the physical rebuilding of cities, roads, bridges, etc. damaged or destroyed by the war, and the economic retooling of commercial operations that had previously relied on slave labor. Both were necessary.

What is the period of reconstruction?

The Reconstruction Era was the period of time that began after the US Civil War. The plans to reunite the USA were controversial and bitter.

What is the cause of the reconstruction?

Reconstruction was caused by the Civil war and slavery. After slavery ended Reconstruction was period that helped to rebuild society after the war.