The Civil War ended in 1865 leaving the south disappointed and angry. The Union decided to help the south get back on their feet and have equal rights. Since the Emancipation Proclamation was put in place, the South was not allowed to own slaves. This took a big part of their economy away, so many were displeased. While the Emancipation Proclamation provided hope for former slaves, the KKK and lack of resources ultimately ended in social and economic inequality for African Americans.
On June 2 1865 the United States entered into its bloodiest battle it had ever gotten into since the founding of the country. Over 600,000 people died in battle and all over the issue of slavery. When the civil war was over many thought that slavery had ended and that black people would get the freedom that had been wanting. Although the civil war had ended, white southerners kept African Americans as slaves under new laws passed called Black Codes. After the civil war, African Americans wanted more rights and more freedom.
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. Over the next couple of years, approximately 175,000 African American men fought in the Union army (Roark, 403). It opened the doorway into weakening the Southern planter aristocracy while
The Civil War was a fundamental time in the shaping our our nation. The United States was divided, brawling over the topic of slavery. Our country was split into 2 sides: North and South. Alfred M. Green, an African American Abolitionist, delivered a speech in April 1861, shortly after the onset of the war. The Union Army had prohibited African Americans from enlisting.
June 22, 1865 marked the end of the Civil War of the United States. Slavery had been practiced in North America since the colonial days. It was more common in the southern region of the United States, where most of the plantations were located. They needed slaves to help gather cotton and other plantation crops. The North was an industrial area, so they had less of a need for raw manpower than the South. Eventually, the North started fighting for the rights of slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation was announced by President Abraham Lincoln. The end of the Civil War brought about the final end to slavery in the United States, weakened the South, and lead to the death of Abraham Lincoln.
During the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln; it declared that “All person’s held as slaves within the rebellious states henceforward shall be free”, but blacks still felt that they were being treated unfairly. Slaves responded to the Emancipation Proclamation by leaving their overseers and dividing the land and implements among themselves. When opportunity came, two-hundred thousand blacks joined the Union army, Historian James McPheron says: “Without their help, the North could not have won the war as soon as it did, and perhaps it could not have won at all” (194), but when blacks were in the Union army and the northern cities during the war, it gave hints of how limited the emancipation would be. Black
For years slavery was an issue but when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued some issues “resolved.” When this freedom statement was being issued to the Union and the Confederacy many slaves gained freedom and were allowed to fight. The Emancipation Proclamation impacted the war greatly due to the freeing of many slaves.
This including the electing of Abraham Lincoln made the southern states feel like they were going to lose control of the political choices in the southern territories, which would have lead to them not having control over their area in general (American Civil War History). These events are all effects where the underlying problem was the conflict of slavery that was between the north and south states. Showing how much of a factor it was during the civil war era. Making it one of the largest causes of why the civil war broke
The African Americans had a big impact on the Civil War. They had to have all of these laws and papers wrote because of the slavery deal. They had the role of the debate for slavery. They were the slaves and they wanted to have their freedom. The Declaration of Independence said that, “All men are created equal”, but the slaves were not free.
While, the role of African Americans in the Civil War isn’t represented as much in the history books, they had a profound role in tilting the scale towards the Union. Noncombatant labors helped to do the heavy lifting, they built forts, cooked for the soldiers, and even buried the deceased. These tasks while not as glamorous as fighting in battle are necessities in a war. The words of Frederick Douglas helped to rally African Americans behind the Union Army and add more men to the army. African American units like, the 54th Massachusetts
A decision was made to draft black men for military service on June 28, 1861 by the Tennessee State General Assembly and it was the first such act in the United States. There were a few provisions to go along with this act; all free black males between the ages of fifteen and fifty were eligible for military labor units. Each month, the men would receive eighteen dollars plus rations and clothing (no uniforms were given). Those who refused military service would be arrested and charged with a punishable misdemeanor. When this act was passed, all of the black men knew they were definitely going to war.
With the war still in its early stages, ex-slaves and other blacks wanted to get in on the action, hoping to fight those who had enslaved them and their families for generations. The men tried to enlist, but due to the color of their skin, were rejected for service. White soldiers and officers believed that black men didn't have the courage to fight and resented the thought of their slaves standing in Union blue uniforms. The massacre at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, on April 12, 1864, was one of the bloodiest battles fought by both white and black soldiers.
African-Americans, both free and runaway slaves volunteered for the war in great numbers. From October, around 180,000 African-Americans served in the U.S. Army, and 18,000 in the Navy. Americans covered 10% of the entire Army by the end of the war, and nearly 40,000 died over the time of the war. Soldiers were given a pay which was dependant on there skin for example a ‘white Union private made thirteen dollars a month; his black counterpart made seven dollars until Congress rectified the discrepancy in 1864.
Within our talk about the civil war there was a discussion on what black soldiers did in the war. How at first they just did the cleanup and so on for then war, but then they became soldiers for the union and some even became soldiers for the Confederate. The blacks that where soldiers for the Confederate was force to be solders by their masters. The movie “Glory” also brings together the movie we watch, by having important people in the movie that had a part in the war. For example, one of those people where Fredrick Douglas.