Ever since the 1700s, the South relied much more on slavery as the North did. Without slaves, Southerners could not get much money and crops. Afraid of not being the side which held the political control of slavery, the South formed the Confederate States of America. The Civil War did bring an end to slavery, but even after the War, there was a constant struggle between the two sides, which was followed by the civil rights movement in the 1900s. Letting go of something you held so tightly on for the last two centuries can be very difficult.
This is a interesting questioning because if you look at it two ways you could argue both sides. On one side you had the Thirteenth Amendment which was passed in 1865 which helped end slavery. Then you have the other side which shows that blacks were still treated unfairly. Freed black people in the South were meet by hatred after the Civil War. Southerns still wanted to uphold white supremacy in the South.
Although the Emancipation Proclamation wasn't able to free all slaves, it was able to “ give African Americans the right to fight for their freedom”. In doing so, it gave them the right to join the Army and the Navy of the Union (“ What were Abraham Accomplishments” ). Lincoln didn't necessarily give blacks the right to vote, but was doing the impossible to help them get equal rights by announcing it in may of his speeches and trying to gain as many supporters as he could. One of his big accomplishments was the “ Gettysburg Address”, this speech is very well-known, because President Lincoln talked about many things that could affect the country, in a good way. For example, he was saying that if we were a whole, that we could accomplish a lot more and that freedom would apply to everyone in the states (“ What were Abraham Accomplishments”
The objectives of Reconstruction in America were to reestablish the union of the North and the South and to help the liberated slaves accomplish social liberties. Amid this time, numerous achievements were made with a specific end goal to increase rise to rights for African Americans, for example, the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth alterations, which nullified servitude, gave numerous African Americans citizenship, and gave them the privilege to vote. While the slaves were actually liberated, they were not really free as a result of state laws attempting to undermine these revisions, which were endeavoring to amplify their social liberties. Remaking was not effective due to state government endeavors to restrict the privileges of African
The American public sphere purposely kept the discussion of bondage under wraps, but with tensions rising, it became a lot harder to oppress. Abolitions saw the depletion of slavery as a necessary step in order to secure the future of their nation, for the Declaration of Independence even condemned it (Foner 441). Viewing it as an unparalleled evil, a new wave of reforms in the
As the notion of emancipation became more widely discussed by politicians during the abolitionist movement tensions between the North and the South rose. The idea that the nation could eradicate the lifeblood of the southern plantations was deemed unacceptable and the southern states felt helpless. The South fought for state’s rights which is synonymous with slavery as that was the most important right they were fighting for, and the North fought to keep the South from seceding, largely due to South’s interest in maintaining slavery as
The Civil War is a big part of our nation today. It helped us understand that everyone should be treated equal. Abraham Lincoln was president during this time and he launched the anti-slavery movement against the southern states which was during the 1860s. The civil war brought down slavery which was a big part of the United States back then. The northern part of America did not like the ways the south had and treated slaves.
He believed the success of the South depended on it. People began to fear slave uprisings. The slavery issue seemed to divide the North and South to the point of Civil War. The South felt economically dependent on slavery. It enjoyed having a free labor system.
Without slavery the South’s economy wouldn’t survive, and the North wanted to end it because they felt that all men were created equal and having slavery wasn’t fulfilling that idea. They eventually created a compromise (the popular sovereignty), which allowed the people of the state to determine if their state would be a slave state. Basically giving the people the power, as a democracy would, to choose if they wanted to have their state with slavery being acceptable or not acceptable. This was caused by Manifest Destiny. In conclusion Manifest Destiny did indeed have an affect on the tension rising between both the slave and free states.
Reconstruction was an attempt reconcile the country and bring it back together, however it was not the success Abraham had hoped it to be when initiated before being assassinated. The failure had many effects on African American communities in both the north on the south both negative and positive. Socially black slaves were freed but not really accepted into society. Black codes were utilized which placed pressure on African Americans about things like when to meet with friends and where they should live. Discrimination against black flourished as the Ku Klux Klan a group of people who wore robes and mask went around pretending to be the ghost of Confederate soldiers.
The KKK was a group against equal rights throughout African Americans. Other groups supported the Reconstruction such as Freedmen, African Americans who were freed during the war, and Carpetbaggers, people who went south to help the reconstruction in the south. There was much tension in the Reconstruction. The north killed Reconstruction in the south because the government frauds took away all President
President Johnson’s plan for reconstruction was lenient to the Southerners as he admitted the southern states back into the union. The only losers in this case were the former slave owners, as Johnson punished them by taking away their land. This plan outraged the republicans in congress as the republicans planned to admit sates back into the union on account that fifty percent of the state needed to pledge loyalty to the union with the Wade-Davis Bill. The republicans also made it clear that states would not be admitted back into the union unless the former slaves were treated equally. Since Johnson was a Democrat, he ignored his republican congress and enacted his lenient plan.
After the Civil War and Reconstruction ceased, the South 's Lost Cause was introduced to the southern United States by ex-confederates. A very politically influenced movement, the Lost Cause, while building a legacy for the controversial Redemption, was subject to backlash for it 's false interpretations of what slavery was like as well as how they interpreted the event of the Civil War. Even with all of its misinterpretations and falsities, however, the Lost Cause influenced the memories of many of the Civil War, Redemption, and slavery for generations to come. The lost cause was spurred by ex Confederates as a way to get back at the union and to prove that the Confederate spirit was not lost, even though the Civil War had ended years ago. As seen from articles from Confederate Veteran Magazine, the Confederate spirit was upheld throughout the years, mostly by women who felt the need to avenge husbands, brothers, and fathers ' deaths .
His reputation was hurt, but it also gained Grant heroism. It was very important for Grant to conquer as may states as he could.The union victory also gave Tennessee to the north which held a firm grip on it.It was a first major battle for the civil war and it had a lot of casualties on both sides that it showed the war wasn 't going to be fast nor easy. In the battle a great general was killed Albert Sidney Johnston it lessened southern morale Grant was heard to be drunk on the first day of battle which was April 6 and it caused him to gain others trust again which took him some time which he could have used to make more progress.It also gave Grant the thought the war wasn 't going to be easy and that the south was not going to give up easily. The casualties that showed that they weren 't going to give up was unbelievable. An estimated number of 23,000 casualties on both sides happened.
Question #1 The Conservatives plan was to see changes made after the war. They wanted the South to abolish slavery, along with Lincoln 's proposition to give amnesty to all whites in the South that would agree with the terms. The African Americans were also given an opportunity to succeed via the suffrage, if they were educated, owned property or served in the Union Army. The Conservatives were taking this transition period to make things right for the African Americans. In part the Radicals had the same idea of helping the African Americans, but there thinking was more extreme.