Civil War Pros And Cons

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Thus it is very clear that the emancipation of slaves was no more than measure of war to give service to the paramount ob2 Lincoln’s emancipation policy , at the beginning , Lincoln planned to free the slaves of Delaware with Federal compensation at the rate of $400 per slave , showing though the huge expense was involved , the compensation at the rate of $400 each for all the salves was insignificant in comparison with one day’s cost of the war , which amounted to $2 , 000 , 000 , while eighty - seven days’cost of the war would be more than provide compensation at $400 each for all the slaves of Delaware , Maryland , the District [4]P375 of Columbia , Kentucky and Missouri. The other example is the emancipation proclamation. The e2 mancipation…show more content…
Negroes gradually flocked to the Northern camps in vast numbers as Federal troops neared , because they feared the tremendous advantages which the masters had over them. Countless blacks served as spies , scouts and other workers for the federal armies. By the end of the war , there were more than 180 ,000 blacks served in the Union army , which produced sharp threats to the South. Black soldiers gener2 ally served in segregated regiments led by white officers. They were under discrimination in the matter of pay , bounties and the like throughout the war. According to Higginson , a definite as2 surance by the war department that colored soldiers should receive the same pay as white troops was violated. Up until 1864 , even Negro noncommissioned officers were paid only $7 a month , precisely what colored private received. mancipation of slaves as the object of the Civil War. They neglect the whole political background of the war. It is no wonder that they are wrong. After all , the emancipation of slaves played an important role during the war. However , the Union restoration and the emancipation of slaves were impossible to mention in the same breath —the former was the object , the latter was
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