The Battle/Siege of Vicksburg The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most crucial points in the Civil War. It helped Eradicate the Rebels/Confederacy once and for all. The Civil War was fought for over 4 years and it lasted from 1861-1865. It was one of the most horrific wars the world has ever known and witnessed. The Civil war was fought over the topic of slavery and the issues it presented, and the injustifications of slavery.
Before slaves were freed, they could not marry anyone. After the Civil War, the Black Codes in Mississippi improved the lives of African Americans by allowing marriage. Even though, the state allowed marriage, there was heavy restriction to the code. For example, in Section 3, the document states, “that is shall not be lawful for any freedman, free negro, or mulatto to intermarry with any white person… and any person who shall so intermarry shall be guilty of felony.” This shows that although slaves are freed, the state did not treat them as ordinary people. The state was trying to control the former slaves as much as they could without calling it
During the Reconstruction Era which took place between the years of 1865-1877, has marked one of the most powerful years throughout history. The union won the civil war in favor of the north, the Emancipation Proclamation was established a few years back, and slavery was abolished in the southern states which gave blacks equal rights and opportunities as others. Then, a fearless and rebellious group was created. This group was founded in Tennessee in 1866 and had huge disapproval for civil rights towards the blacks. They named themselves the Ku Klux Klan.
I feel like there were more problems than the book mentioned but the main problems were still there. They did not want the slaves to be free and they did not want black men to gain equal rights as white men because the white men in the South believed that black men should not be considered equal to white men. The book did a good job of showing the view of the South and that is important because you need to look at both sides of the argument before you make a
Martin Luther King Jr. initially. King believed in passive protesting, as opposed to violence, to catch the attention of white citizens in hopes that they would sympathize with them. This pathos-driven method portrayed African Americans as victims, which went against the message that Baldwin was trying to deliver. In addition, Baldwin was highly skeptical about integration based on past experiences. After the turn of the century, the amount of African Americans and Caucasians residing in the North and South began to even out.
They were used as a way to continue oppressing and separating black people. For hundreds of years, there have been countless laws made to justify devaluing black lives and protect the legality of slavery. After Bacon’s Rebellion, indentured servitude was no longer an option given to black people. Due to a new set of laws called slave codes, freedom and equity became almost
One of the darkest chapters in American history is the Civil War. Lasting from 1861-1865 and responsible for over 620,000 deaths, the “War Between the States” was fought over state’s rights and slavery. Shortly after the election of Abraham Lincoln, who opposed slavery, seven southern states succeeded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. On April 12, 1861, the Confederates attacked Ft. Sumter, which was held by the federal government. Shortly after the attack, four more southern states joined the Confederacy.
In 1895, the Union’s win during the civil war brought freedom to about four million slaves in the United States. Almost immediately after the ending of the civil war, the south went into what is known as the “Reconstruction period.” This lasted from 1865-1877. In 1867, the rise of the Radical Republicans began. During what was known as the radical reconstruction, the now free African-Americans were starting to get a voice in the government. However, due to a large amount of southerners still thinking that the blacks were inferior, the Ku Klux Klan was formed.
With the majority of the war fought on Confederate turf, the Southerners weren’t left with much but destruction. Their homes were obliterated, their land was demolished, and the slaves they had working their trade were mostly freed. Like in multiple American wars, the side of the winner goes into the ruined land and helps the civilians. The north let the former southern soldiers return safely with their small weapons, and gave 25,000 rations. The era of reconstruction united the Union and the
Traditional southern whites became violent during the early years of Reconstruction. They have assaulted the blacks, which got in their way even to the point of murdering them. They disdain the fact that both the blacks and the whites became equals after the Civil War. This incident posed a failure in the Reconstruction because not all the southern whites were able to accept the reality that blacks were no longer slaves but part of the American society with equal rights and citizenship. The government somehow failed to rehabilitate the way of thinking of the whites due to the fact that some of the leaders of the nation still have opposing views on how to treat liberty as a
But, if we think of e.g. how Blacks were transported from Africa in the 1700s, tightly packed in slave ships so that they couldn’t even change their pose, having to endure this for weeks, massively dying before even reaching America, it is possible to say that the Reconstruction wasn’t “the darkest period of American history”. If I had had the chance to influence the Reconstruction (while retaining the today’s mind of mine), I would have supported the Radicals in their attempts to establish the racial equality. What I would have done differently is that I would also have tried to give more rights to women. There were many women’s organizations (Foner 578-579), so I wouldn’t be alone in my efforts.
In the movie “Glory” it tells the historical story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. This is what to become the first black regiment that fought for the North in the Civil War. Many of the whites believed that they could not fight in the war. The reason for that was because they were slaves, in which makes them inferior to the Whites. Many of the of Blacks that fought in the war thought that if they fought in the war they would be seen as equal to the whites, but they were not.
After slavery African Americans thought life would be grand because they were finally free. They could live theirs “American Dreams”. Sadly they were rudely awakened by segregation, the separation of blacks and whites. Those who were upset by the ban of slavery did not welcome anyone with open arms. They were allowed to do all the things that “whites” were, yes, but it truly wasn’t the same.
By the time Harper was 25, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was passed, which greatly increased Northern involvement in slavery. Before that point, most Northerners took a position of apathy, but after this point, they could not ignore the issue. As a result, there was a lot of backlash, including the publishing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), followed by John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859. When Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860, the country was at its tipping point and South Carolina seceded shortly afterward, creating a domino effect until the Civil War started in 1861. After four years of war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and thousands of deaths on both sides, the Civil War was over which started a new period and system of race relations in America: Reconstruction.
Its spring 1865 and the Civil War is finally over- costing more than 600,000 lives, and a downfall economy for the South. Although economic reasons, slavery and state’s rights led the Civil War and had caused much damaged to the South, it still gave many African Americans slaves their freedom. But now what? What should the Nation do with the free slaves besides focusing on reuniting and reconstructing the South? Just because African Americans weren’t no longer slaves, does that mean they have the same social, politic and economic life as a white American?