What was the period of Reconstruction in the United States and How did it get its name?

Between 1865 and 1877 the U.S. government passed laws that helped protect the rights of all free people in the United States.

This period was called Reconstruction, because it was supposed to lead to a reconstructed, or repaired, society that included people of all races.

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