Civil War Lincoln’s election as the President of the US triggered the secession of Southern states, who opposed to his policy of the abolition of slavery in the US.
Southern states were unwilling to remain in the union with states opposing slavery, while the election of the President A.
The Civil War was the turning point in the US history, while the Reconstruction era has completed the achievements of the Civil War and changes launched by the war.
At the same time, the outcomes of the Civil War and Reconstruction were disappointing to a large part of the US population, especially slave, whose liberation was one of the major drivers of the Civil War, but the Reconstruction granted them with basic rights and liberties.
At the same time, the Reconstruction had failed to bring the consistent improvement to the socioeconomic status of former slaves.
African Americans had equal rights and liberties just like other citizens of the US but they did not have economic opportunities to enhance their position in the society.
For instance, they did not have opportunities to find a good employment and high wages because they were low-qualified labor force but the main problem was their desperate poverty, which forced them to agree to work for next to nothing simply to survive (Norton 182).
In such a situation, they turned out to be in a desperate position and held the lowest socioeconomic standing in the US society.
Nevertheless, the liberation of African Americans still resulted in the tightening competition in the labor market, especially in the South which suffered from considerable economic losses.
In fact, the Civil War had disastrous effects which had affected the development of Southern states of the US for a long time (Epperson 211).