The Reconstruction Era brought many changes to the United States. The Reconstruction Era bought the 14th Amendment and the 15th Amendment as well as the formation of the KKK. The Freedmen's Bureau, Civil Rights Act, the impeachment of President Johnson, and the Compromise of 1877 were also changes brought by the Reconstruction Era. I believe that the Reconstruction Era was a time of success in the United States. The Reconstruction Era also bought industrialists like Andrew Carnegie and John D Rockefeller. I believe the Reconstruction Era was a time of success in the United States for many reasons. One of the main goals of the Reconstruction Era was to bring the Confederate States into the Union. During The Reconstruction Era, between 1865 and 1877, the United States had three different presidents with different approaches on how to bring back the states. The first of the three presidents was Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln created the Ten Percent Plan to get the Confederate States to join the Union again. Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan was signed in December of 1863 and offered to pardon Confederates who take an oath to support the nation. If ten percent of the states citizens who were eligible to vote in 1860 swore an oath of allegiance and the state abolished slavery, Lincoln promised to readmit them into the Union. When President Lincoln was assassinated, President Andrew Johnson, came up with a new plan called the Presidential Reconstruction. In Johnson's Plan all of the Confederate states would be readmitted to the Union if each state abolish slavery, loyalty of the south, and suffrage. More laws were enacted to have Johnson's Plan work. .
The Reconstruction Era was a time of success because it added three new amendments to the United States Constitution. The Reconstruction Era added the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution. The thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was the abolishment of slavery.