Reconstruction in the South was a complete failure. This was mainly caused from the federal government's failure to fulfill its own goals and create a biracial democracy in the South. And you can still see today that the North is still ahead of the South. We are much more poor than the North. And the reasoning behind all of this is due to the civil war and the complete failure of reconstruction after the civil war. Plus Lincoln and Johnson had two different plans for reconstruction in the South. Lincoln's 10% plan was probably better than Johnson's plan of Presidential Reconstruction. And the unwillingness of southern whites to allow blacks any significant power in southern society were main reasons that Reconstruction failed.