After the Civil War and the failure of Reconstruction, Mississippi and the other Southern states were allowed to establish Black Codes which restricted the freedoms and liberties of African-Americans in the South....
The end of the Civil War and the Reconstruction of the Southattempted to address some of the social concerns of the freed slavesbut in reality could do very little to make blacks economically andpolitically equal to whites. In fact, there was never any intentionof making blacks equal. The results of slavery and lingering racismwere devastating.
Essay on The Reconstruction of the Union After the Civil War
Reconstruction, known as the period following closely after the Civil War, was made up of three major initiatives: restoration of the Union, transformation of southern society, and passing of progressive legislation favoring the rights of freed slaves.