After the Civil War it started out with a great reconstruction plan in place. They could of rapidly built back the nation to where it belonged. Plus while many people in the south were racist, since they didn't own slaves, the government could of probably worked with them to help them also promote "no-slavery". However, after President Lincoln who was supposed to be the supervising manager on the reconstruction was soon killed. After that, within a few years all soldiers were withdrawn from the South. Because of this the South was allowed to rapidly go back to it's old ways. What do you think?