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    Discuss the orginal purposes of the Freedman's Bureau and the goals of the planned enlargement of the program by Congress. Evaluate how successful it was in helping the reconstruction efforts.

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    The Freedmen's Bureau was a Federal agency that was set up during the Reconstruction era to help freedmen (the slaves) who were having a difficult time adjusting to their new life. This agency was originally set up to only last for one year after the war, but it was renewed (after a veto and a new bill was introduced) from 1865 to 1869. The goal of the program was to provide ...

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    This posting discusses the purpose of the Freedman's Bureau.