The movie “Lincoln” starts with 2 black union soldiers who share their exploits with the president. They’re also mentioning the pay inequalities between black and white soldiers. The scene is followed by 2 white man who try to recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg address but they forget how it ends, and it’s the black soldiers that end it. This helped us get a better understanding of the inequality at the time, and the struggles of being a Negro. On
Although Davis did not really want to be the Confederates president he accepted their offer on 1801 and became the first Confederate president. He was a very good man and took being the president very seriously. Jefferson Davis will always an amazing president for the confederacy. In the result of Civil War slavery was ended. Jefferson Davis may have lost the war but he taught us the importance of standing up for what we believe in as he kept us fighting and telling us to never give up during all of the battles of the Civil
Drummer boys, who also served as soldiers, were some of the bravest boys in the country during the Civil War. These boys walked at the front of the marching column beating their drums to regulate soldiers’ marching steps. They were also the first ones to be shot if there was an ambush. Drummer boys sometimes fought too, but most importantly they always looked out for each other. The column marched forward as the sound of cannon fire thundered in the distance.
This is a key provision in getting this amendment accepted. People like Senator Charles Sumner and Representative Thaddeus Stevens demanded civil and political equality. They weren’t taking no for an answer. In March 1867, congress overturned Johnson’s state government and initiated military rule in the south. The military reconstruction act basically forced the southern states to begin to accept that black people had equal rights as they did.
The first important theme in the foreword to The Killer Angels is how the objective of the army was to draw The Union Army out into the open where it can be destroyed. Although many of the men could not read or write, they all share common customs and a common faith in following a victorious leader that lead the march. Second important theme in the foreword was the description to the major characters in the armies. This book takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg so it describes the men of the troops for both Confederate and The Union. For example, James Longstreet a Lieutenant General was on the first of the new soldiers that had sensed the birth of the new war machine.
I think what motivated Julius to write this short story is he has a passion for studying slavery, his 3 grandparents were slaves themselves. He also grew up in the 40’s through the 60’s and was very active with protesting. I would like to think that this short story would be Julius Lester’s view on how he would approach the scenario Spear is in if his dad was one of the greatest civil rights leaders. The reason why I would like to think that is, Julius wants there to be no bypass towards people because of their, race, religion, or ethnicity. Julius constructs the ideal person, the main character, nicknamed Spear.
Abraham Lincoln was significant because of his role as the leader who protected the Union throughout the Civil War. He remained president throughout what was a difficult time period for our nation, his plans for the Reconstruction period were brought to a halt when he was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre 1865. His Emancipation Proclamation altered the atmosphere towards the war and the lives of African Americans, the purpose of the war was changed. Lincoln had other speeches that still remain important today such as the Gettysburg, he intended to join the North and South once again after the war but he never finished his work. The Civil War was important because it cleared the differential tension between the North and South due to opinions.
“A More Perfect Union” is a speech given on March 18, 2008, by Barack Obama, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barack Obama, a black man with an African father and an American mother, took the stage and delivered a speech that would paint the racial picture of the years to come from his presidency. His speech was over the racial injustice that is spreading throughout the United States, and to inform the issue raising from his long-time pastor, at the Trinity United Church of Christ about making inflammatory statements over the United States government and race relationships in America. Obama's speech opens up using personal and historical stories from his past to catch the audience's attention and to appeal
Ian Pruett-Jones 11-18-2014 Anise K. Strong History 3015 Second Paper- Glory Battle Glory is a film that was released in 1989 and is centered on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the Union Army during the Civil War to be made up entirely of African-American men. The film deals largely with the theme of a group of downtrodden men looking to fight for their freedom and for their country, only to be met with scorn and disdain from almost every person they meet. The film is a testament to how, even though many people believe that the Union Army’s only noble goal was to free the slaves of the South, there was still a massive amount of prejudice held by many of the Union soldiers. In fact, in the entire movie,
I don’t understand the logic behind treating the innocent people so poorly, who do the same thing as the white men, if not better than the white men. In class we discussed this lack of care for the freemen, and how the initial integration of them into civilization was almost the same if not worse than them being slaves, as they were constantly isolated from others and treated poorly, without the physical abuse aspect. The movie also makes it seem like Shaw fully supported the black soliders when in actuality, his parents were strong abolitionists although he wasn’t at first and it took him time to respect his soldiers, and to see them as good as white soldiers. Despite it’s minor accuracy flaws,Glory really opened my eyes about the Civil War, as I never knew much about the 54th Regiment, and I didn’t realize how many blacks, and how big of a role
It was given after the Civil War almost as a way to retsore the nation. In the speech Abraham starts off by saying “ Four score and seven years ago” which is significant because that was when the Declaration of Independence was signed and when the colonies gained their freedom fromGreat Britain. He then goes on to say that the founding fathers bulit the nation on liberty and equality for all men, but years later they are fighting to see if its true. He uses atlleration to honor the fallen soliders by saying, “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” To conclude, Abraham Lincoln was a hero to many people but to others he was a man with a questionable motive. To Hofstader he was a man that used his “unfortuante upbringings” as a way to advanced his politcal
In the 1800’s, the issue of slavery was growing rapidly and the need for compromise was strong. This issue divided the North from the South. As the cannons fired Fort Sumter on the night of April 12, 1861, the start of the Civil war had begun. The African Americans were not giving up without a fight and contributed to the warfare. African Americans used various methods to fight for their freedom during the Civil War such as passing information to the Union Army and serving in the Armed forces.
The Emancipation Proclamation was an important act, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, allowing the freedom of all in the rebelling territories of the confederacy and allowing Blacks to join in the Union Army. At the beginning of the Civil War, the freed black people was ready to fight with Union, yet they were prevented from doing so. Popular racial stereotypes and discrimination against Blacks in the military contributed to the prevailing myth that Black men did not have the intelligence and bravery necessary to serve their country. By 1862, there was limited amount of White Union enlistment and confederate victories at Antietam forced the U.S. government to reconsider its racist policy.
The quartermaster is the one who’s in charge of all supplies being handed out and how much the soldiers got paid. Shaw finds out that there were plenty of shoes and socks in stock, but the soldiers weren’t getting any of it. When Shaw confronted the quartermaster he finds out that they weren’t getting the supplies they needed because of their race. The quartermaster was being prejudiced towards the soldiers because they were black and at first found it very amusing being confronted by Shaw, until Shaw showed how serious he could be. After this altercation, Rawlins got new shoes for everyone and passed them out to all the soldiers who needed them.