Reconstruction
Reconstruction Re`con*struc"tion (-str?k"sh?n), n. 1. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed. [1913 Webster]

2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of re["e]stablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War. [1913 Webster]


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