After the Confederates lost for the South, the Ku Klux Klan saw its main goal, to prevent black domination in the Southern states. The Klan persecuted Republicans as a secondary target because they were responsible for freed slaves. What if the slaves weren 't freed during this time period? What if the Ku Klux Klan was never created? Today 's world would be enormously different and racism probably wouldn 't have been so vivid.
Unfortunately, many more were not so fortunate. Regarding an event 's importance in bringing about the Civil War, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 it would be a ten if it was on a scale. The Fugitive Slave Act brought more attention to the wrongfulness of slavery and caused an increased problem between the North and the South. Northern whites resented having to be told what to do, by having to capture slaves. The Fugitive Slave Act shed some light on things, it helped to create iconic abolitionists and antislavery orators such as Frederick Douglas and others.
His plan also required that Southern states outlaw slavery before they could rejoin the Union as well as ratify the Thirteenth Amendment. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery from the United States. Although Johnson opposed slavery, he did not support equal rights for African-Americans. "White men alone must manage the South," he stated. President Johnson 's plan was mostly successful because all former Confederate states except Texas had set up new governments because of his plan by the end of 1865.
For hundreds of years historians have debated about the most significant factor for the advancement of civil rights for African-Americans from 1880-1980. Prior to this, African-Americans were largely only slaves, particularly in the South as nearly 4 million black slaves were forced to do extensive labour there allowing them to have no freedom whatsoever. However, during the Civil War, President Lincoln stated all slaves “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free” as he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This abolished slave trade in the US and attempted to bring an end to the Civil War. Nevertheless, the protracted journey for the African-Americans to achieve equality was far from over.
If any state decided to rebel former slaves would lose their opportunity to become free and would once again become slaves. Any slave emancipated was also given the right to have reasonable wages and enlist in the union army if desired. This proclamation fueled what would become the greatest domestic controversy that our nation has ever endured much like the Civil Rights
Yes, but we will never know if slavery could have ever been abolished without the deaths. Even though a generation of men died it was for the human rights of African Americans. President Lincoln was one of the main supporters of the ending of slavery; He saw the hypocrisy of it. He said, “We began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for some men to enslave others is a ‘sacred right of the government’ these principles cannot stand together.” Lincoln understood the abuse of humans could not go unnoticed forever. In the North, many people wanted Lincoln to let the South become a separate nation, but he wanted unity between the North and South.
The Civil War broke out upon America on April 12,1861. The main issue revolving around this war was the concern of slavery. There was a disagreement between the North and the South, one believed in owning people, slaveys, while the other didn 't. The South, the Confederacy, consisting of a number of states,didn 't desire to abolish slavery. This was something that helped the plantation owners with their load of work, although only a small percentage of people actually owned slaves.
The Reconstruction (1865-1877) was a period during which the life of the defeated South was to be returned to normal; it was also a time when the Black Americans attained some rights thanks to Lincoln and the Republican part of the Congress and despite Johnson’s intentions. An extremely violent time, it is sometimes called “the darkest period of American history”; still, it brought many important progressive changes to the US. Abraham Lincoln is known for proclaiming the black slaves Emancipation in 1863; he was convinced that it was necessary for the North to win the war. Lincoln believed that the Confederate states needed to be reintegrated back into the US while preserving the abolition of slavery; however, the 16th President wasn’t planning
The Declaration of Independence said that, “All men are created equal”, but the slaves were not free. They shaped the Civil War by having the Emancipation Proclamation, the fourteenth amendment, and the fifteenth amendment. The consequences would be that at first the newly freed slaves wouldn’t have a place to go, because they never had no money and they didn’t have all their rights yet. The Emancipation Proclamation helped the slaves because they should be free. The Emancipation never really freed any
Looking back in the history of the United States of America, African American were given the right to vote on February 3, 1870 by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Even though they were given the right to vote they were placed under undue pressure to keep them from voting. Tactics such as, violence, literacy tests, poll taxes, ridiculous registration practices, Voters ID, Redistricting, and other obstacles were used. This was especially done in the South where slavery was popular. Many African Americans experienced violence and were even murdered to prevent them from voting.
The South used African Americans to do there dirty work, they beat them and sold them to other “white folk”. African Americans didn 't have many right if they had any. another reason the civil war started is because the North thought that once you was in the army you couldn 't leave the army. But the South thought that it should be like the American revolution. in 1861 on April 12 at 4:30 a.m the South “ The confederate army” fired upon Fort Sumter.
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?
The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South from 1861 to 1865. The disagreement of whether or not to abolish slavery was what started the Civil war, with the North wanting to rid America of slavery, while the South wanted to keep slavery alive. In the beginning of the Civil War it was considered a “white man’s war”. This seems quite odd considering it was a war fought over the enslavement of African Americans. When learning about the Civil War in school students often hear about Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant and of course Abraham Lincoln, but what about some of the key African Americans during the Civil War, such as Frederick Douglas, Mary Bowser, and Mary Touvestre.
He was a key figure, perhaps the key figure, in making the NAACP a truly national organization capable of mounting the attack that eventually led to the dismantling of the system of segregation by law” (James Weldon Johnson’s Life and Career). Its hard to imagine how African Americans felt living with this around them all the time, to know if a white person had something against you. They could claim you did something you didn’t even do and you could pay the price with your life. What if there was never a time African Americans had to face the Jim Crow laws and lynching, how would it be now? How would history have changed?
Slavery was practiced in America from the 17th century through the 19th century; Africans were brought over through the middle passage and were sold as chattel to southern plantation owners. Despite the South’s immense support of the institution of Slavery, Northern states opposed it and their opposing views resulted in the South’s secession from the United States and the beginning of the American civil war. From 1861 to 1865, the Union and the Confederacy fought over the south’s secession and the institution of slavery and in 1865, the Union won the war against the Confederacy and they passed the 13th amendment which officially outlawed the institution of slavery in the United States. In 1868 the 14th amendment made all slaves U.S. citizens. Even though the Union’s victory gave millions of Blacks their freedom, Blacks faced challenges and injustices; the legacy of slavery and anti-black sentiments continued to influence American society and its poor treatment of Blacks.