On one hand we had Abraham Lincoln 's plan which consisted of reconstructing and unifying the nation again. The way he wanted to accomplish this was by making ten percent of qualified voter take the loyalty oath to the union in order to organize the state government. In addition, his plan gave African Americans very significant right as he wanted the state constitution to abolish slavery. This was latter achieved in 1865
Imagine a confederate flag as our country’s flag and slavery still being present in society. This could have been the result of a Southern victory in the Civil War. However, the North defeated the South and shaped today’s government. The North won the Civil War due to the advancements and production of weapons. The Civil War was fought between the Northern States, known as the Union Army, and the Southern States, known as the Confederate Army.
The Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery but it showed people the dangers and the evils of it. It showed slaves that the war for the Union must become a war for freedom. The proclamation changed the war to preserve the nation into a battle for freedom. Lastly the proclamation added moral force to the union cause and strengthened the Union politically and militarily. As the nation came to its 3rd year of civil war,
The Civil War was a national devastation that had a deep impact on American society. In 1863, Lincoln proposed the Emancipation Proclamation declaring the slaves would be free, though it was limited only to the rebellious states. By careful preparation of the document, Lincoln ensured that it would offer a positive impact on the Union efforts and to redefine the purpose of the civil war. The results of the emancipation continued to have an abrupt and profound effect of equality and social justice (Roark, 402). The Proclamation allowed the recruitment of freed slaves and freed African Americans as soldiers to strengthen the Union’s manpower militarily and politically to preserve it.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was probably best known for being the president of the Civil War but Lincoln played another big role as he also helped fuel the Civil War. He helped get this war started by speeking against slavery. Lincoln said slavery shouldn’t be abolished but excluded the territories. Because of what lincoln said this put southerners in a state of fear because if he were to win his election and slavery would be excluded from the territories that would mean that no new slave states could be added thus getting rid of slavery as a whole. Thanks to sectionalism Lincoln won his election with 180 electoral vote and 40 percent popular vote, and it was sectionalsim that helped Lincoln because he earned mostlty northern votes because
The quote shows the only way out for safety or protection is to secede from the state. The southern states seceded because of Abraham Lincoln 's election, which convinced that the slaves way of life based on slavery was threatened. Seceding from the state brought more intentions for the war to happen easily because states were separated and divided which brought issues in the union and the confederate states. Concerning the civil war, the north and the south used political strategies such as the anaconda plan and cotton to win the war. The anaconda plan was an idea by Winfield Scott to win the war.
There were three main Republican leaders. They consisted of Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and the president that took over Lincoln, Andrew Johnson. These men were known as the Radical Republicans, and their nickname was the Radicals. After Lincoln’s death, the Radicals had two tasks they wanted to take effect. First, they blamed the south for causing the Civil War that ended prior.
The two documents “Abraham Lincoln Appraises Abolition (1854)” and “Douglass Looks Back on Abolition (1882)” refute each other on the subject of Abolition. Frederick Douglass took abolition as a very aggressive way to be against slavery while Abraham Lincoln saw it more intentionally than aggressive. Douglass was an avid abolitionist who really stretched for equality throughout blacks, females, and natives. He was apart of the newspaper The Liberator and was always making speeches on anti-slavery. Lincoln was Whig at the time of his speech but later became the leader of the Republican Party.
However, this act became almost obsolete after President Grant’s term. It would take until the civil rights movement before Blacks could vote uninhibited without poll taxes or literacy tests. The end of the Civil War brought along many changes for African Americans in the South. New legislation caused tension in the South as change swept through. The ratification of civil rights legislation created only a beginning of a change because the Emancipation Proclamation failed to free all slaves, Whites did not view Blacks as social equals, and most Southern Whites would not cooperate with the new laws.