Slavery was abolished in the year of 1865 when it became a part of the 13th amendment . Because of the abolishing of slavery, it created for a lot of discrimination and racism against people of color. In some southern and northern states did not agree with slaves begin freed especially Johnson. Because he did not agree it created for “moderates and radicals” to come together to pass black only laws. These black only laws returned some “freed slaves back to servitude”.
In the 1870s fights broke out, people were murdered, and the country was in chaos. It left us wondering who's to blame for the end of Reconstruction? After the Civil war slaves became freedmen but they didn’t have rights. An era called Reconstruction by historians began. Some people supported it.
In 1857 the Dred Scott case was pulled into the supreme court. Dred Scott was claiming that even though he was a slave, He had been in a free country long enough to be a free citizen for the United States. The Supreme court ruled that blacks, with ancestors that were imported to become slaves weren’t aren’t able to become free american citizens. Therefore they weren’t able to appeal to a jury or able to to sue in federal court. This jeopardized free blacks.
During the late 1800s, because the South had been decimated by the end of the Civil War, .the Reconstruction Period was initiated to aid the South’s recovery. Although the Civil War did abolish slavery and unify the North and the South, the war not resolve racial prejudice, the South’s damage, and the African Americans’ economic instability. The Reconstruction Period was initiated in order to prevent economic instability and the structural ruin, because since slavery was abolished, and the South was completely dependent on slaves, therefore slaves could not work for the South to maintain the economy, and slaves also could not fix up the damages done to the structures done to the South during the war. By starting the Freedmen’s Bureau and passing
However, the North would not accept a document that favored the South, so Buchanan was greatly challenged. His policy was that slavery was for individual states and territories to deal with, not for the Federal government. He thought the problems could be resolved quickly and easily, which was a majorly incorrect assumption. Also during his presidency, political parties changed, the Democrats breaking up and the Republicans taking out the Whig
Blacks were not truly free during Reconstruction, because they were required to carry special passes that the whites did not have to and were restricted from having weapons and to rent their own weapons. African Americans were free during Reconstruction, because of the new rights given to them. The first reason to why they were free is from Document A, which shows the 14th Amendment that states anyone born or living in the United States has the right to be a citizen and they cannot be deprived by anyone of life, liberty or property. This represents freedom because no
Whilst the Northern faction was against slavery, the Southern faction was for, this and some other contributing factors caused the civil war which changed America for the better. However so, this was not without causalities, many white and black men died and the south was littered with battlefields and cemeteries. As Abraham Lincoln stated in the Gettysburg Address, “The world will little note nor remember what we said here, but it can never forget what they did here” (27). In this statement, Lincoln stated that not everyone will remember what we have done for the United States but they will never forget what events occurred here. Even though we might not remember the exact details of the civil war, we cannot allow the memories of the dead to fade into the deep abyss, but finish their unfinished work (Lincoln
Citizens. Slavery was deemed unconstitutional since beginning of the United States, but racist slave owning politicians interpreted the law to meet their demands. Slaves only purpose was to work the plantations land, not being allowed to be enlightened. After the war to “end slavery” concluded, the civil war was only regain the seceded southern states, not to abolish injustices towards African Americans. African Americans continued to be unrepresented until the 15th amendment was ratified in 1870.
The American Civil War is a great example of an unjustified revolution. According to the American Civil War section in Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the primary focus of the Confederates who wished to leave the Union was to maintain the right to own slaves (Civil War, American 1). However, owning slaves prevented the people who were sold into slavery from having their natural rights, which does not exactly qualify as true freedom. The Civil War is well known as being the bloodiest war in the history of the United States of America. This is because somewhere between 750,000 and 850,000 soldiers died during the American Civil War (Civil War, American 1).