I can't find a good and concise answer to this question.
What does your book say?
BY 1867, life in the south had changed dramatically. African Americans were free to work for themeselves, to vote, and to run for office.
The Task of Rebuilding
Despite political problems, Reconstruction governments tried to rebuild the South. They built public schools for both black and white children. Many states gave women the right to own property. In addition, Recontruction governments rebuilt railroads, telegraph lines, bridges, and roads. Between 1865 and 1879, the South put down 7,000 miles od railroad track.
Those are accomplishments.
What were the problems?
rebuilding cost money
before the war, southerners paid very low taxes
recontructions raise taxes sharply
Good. There were also lynchings of African Americans and corrupt governments.
Thank You Ms. Sue! :)
You're very welcome, Laruen.