To save the blacks from never getting equal rights Douglass, a father of the abolitionist society joined the fight of the civil rights fight for equal rights and in his cost Douglass escaped from slavery. Years passed with Covey beating him, until Frederick fought back, and soon he gave up. He knew Covey being faint would give him the chance to escape. He would soon end the civil rights movement. Frederick Douglass, known as the father of civil rights, was an abolitionist anti slavery writer who played a very big part in the civil rights movement of 1854 to 1868.
What a powerful speech to give in the midst of thousands watching and listening. To Lincoln the war was inevitable and unavoidable. He makes this very clear to the audience. Lincoln uses repetition throughout using the word “we” to pull the country back together, to make them unite no matter what race. The war was unavoidable, the South needed slaves and the North didn’t do much to stop it.
From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people. They had a very difficult life in their way of living. In 1861 the north were against having slaves, but the south wanted to allow slavery. Then the Civil War between the North and South began. Finally, the North won, and the slaves became free.
Over hundreds of years, people have continually repeated the statement “The pen is mightier than the sword”. However, only a few people have proven the truth in this statement, including William Wilberforce. Wilberforce’s mastery of rhetoric and passionate Abolition Speech caused the abolition of slavery in Europe without the amount of bloodshed and death caused during the Civil War. In order to successfully persuade people, Wilberforce needed to figure out how to correctly appeal to hundreds of people in order to gain their agreement. Thankfully, he did so successfully by painting an incredibly vivid picture of the horrid conditions that slaves lived in.
The journey North was an extremely long route and the Underground Railroad provided depots or safe houses along the way” (Hudson 2). Even the people helping with the Underground Railroad were risking their lives by accommodating these slaves while they were on the run. The enslaved African Americans would do anything for freedom, even if they had to put their lives in jeopardy or even their families. Most slaves wanted to escape the South where they were bound to die because of how bad the slave owner’s were down there. Some slaves were scared of leaving slavery because that was all they knew.
He would have young white children teach him to read and write, so you could gain more knowledge which was the greatest power. He knew once he achieved this the slave owners would feel threatened and a change would occur. He fought for his right to life and pursuited it everyday no matter the consequences He embodies the pursuit of happiness throughout the whole story. He was constantly beaten down. He was called names, worked half to death, whipped.
One of reasons the confederacy failed was because the U.S. Congress, with Lincoln’s support, proposed the 13th amendment which would abolish slavery in America. Although the confederate peace delegation was unwilling to accept a future without slavery, the radical and moderate Republicans designed a way to takeover the reconstruction program. The Radical Republicans wanted full citizenship rights for African Americans and wanted to implement harsh reconstruction policies toward the south. The radical republican views made up the majority of the Congress and helped to pass the 14th amendment which guaranteed equality under the law for all citizens, and protected freedmen from presidential vetoes, southern state legislatures, and federal court decisions. In 1869, Congress passed the fifteenth amendment stating that no citizen can be denied the right to vote because of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” To destroy the confederacy and make the south rejoin the union, extreme legal measures such as passing amendments needed to be taken by the government to affirm Union’s power over the south.
Abraham Lincoln is commonly praised for ending slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862 and effective on January 1, 1863. However, despite the popularity of this belief, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free any slaves, nor did it simply signify Lincoln taking a noble stand against slavery. Lincoln himself proclaimed, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that" (Burton). The issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation was a calculated political and military strategy to preserve the Union that was secondarily able to offer a pathway to freedom for America 's enslaved. Upon reading the text of the Emancipation Proclamation, it becomes clear that the purpose of this document was not to abolish slavery in the United States-or at least this was not the immediate or primary goal.
The Civil War changed the future of the United States. The war began as a struggle to preserve the Union, but not a struggle to free the slaves, and many in the North and South felt that the conflict would decide both issues at last. Many slaves escaped to the North in the early years of the war, and several Union generals established abolitionist policies in the Southern land that they conquered. Congress passed laws permitting the seizure of slaves from the property of rebellious Southerners. On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
It is the middle of the Civil War, and everyone is asking is emancipation still a positive thing? Southern white unionists are still fully against the idea of emancipation, but we of the north are right for it. The south is not wanting emancipation because it will free their slaves, but if we stick together and keep fighting we can free them. Every slave should be set free and get a chance at a free life in this beautiful country. With Abraham Lincoln as our president, he also believes fully in support of emancipation.