Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
“If abolitionists did not cause the Civil War, they shaped its meaning.” (4) It was indeed a war of two distinct societies since the country was fragmented into two: the abolitionists versus slave owners. Perhaps it was the greater calling for justice that many in the North wanted to fight, if not for the glory of war itself. Although this maybe the case for many white Americans, it can be said with some level of assurance that African Americans were not fighting because they wanted their names in history books, but because they shared a kinship and a bond wrought by common suffering with their brethren in the South. The war, however, infused the masses with a deep sense of patriotism that the abolitionist movement at times lacked ("Recruits rushed to enlist, expecting a short, glorious war." page
To the North, slavery was morally wrong as well as cruel. Many movements were made after the second great enlightenment that pushed for the end of slavery. However, the South believed otherwise; the South desired for an expansion to slavery. This may be due to a rising fear of the south due to the majority having little to no education. This causes many to have their livelihoods controlled by hoe of the upper-class plantation owners or of their respective families, and thus usually, only children of said owners would ever receive an education of sorts.
‘Opposition to AA civil rights remained powerful throughout the period from 1865 – 1992’ – How far do you agree? (25 marks) Opposition to African American civil rights came from a multitude of people and different groups. The KKK had an obvious resentment towards African American’s and they made this clear through their actions. However, opposition also came from the government, in the form of JFK, who always spoke about equality but let the south continue with their violence and violent state of mind. Also, in the amendments that had been made, they promised change but in reality change didn’t always occur, and this was due to the people, who didn’t support African American’s.
(SS) This image is a powerful, real life illustration of the extreme segregation of that time. (SS) One specific injustice some had to face was when, “...a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote.” (SS) This injustice kept the black community from being involved in their country’s important issues and decisions. (SS) Also, by using such a specific state and situation, Dr. King was trying to hit close to home for anyone who had been put in that particular or similar position. (SS) By using experiences his audience had most likely understood, Dr. King appealed to their pathos, and he caused them to grasp the reason they should fight.
He argued that the Reconstruction was a failure because of the long-term conflict and racial violence.1 According to Foner, the emancipation became a matter of black and white society's interpretation. Freedpeople questioned the definition of freedom, that the emancipation was simply an abolition of slavery or was it an inclusion of civil rights and other rights as well. From the African American's view point, freedom meant not only access to educations, but also recognition of their equal rights as a citizen with the possibility of political participation.2 On the other hand, (whites) people rejected the idea of the emancipation as well as formation of corporation by African Americans. Furthermore, legislatures and confederates enforced the "Black Codes" in 1865, which was a law incorporated supports to less freedpeople. (white supremacy) After the "Black Codes" was enforced in 1865 and 1866, share-cropping was a system implemented to help former slaves fight against the "Black Codes".
Then if they refused they would not be able to take part in future affairs of the south. However, Lincoln thought it was too harsh of a bill and would not allow for Reconstruction to occur. Eventually, the civil war came to an end and shortly after Lincoln was assassinated after being reelected as president. So, vice president Johnson, a democrat and a slave owner himself took office putting into place is own plan for reconstruction while still trying to add the south back into the union. This decision angered many but they were shocked to see He started with putting in place the 13th amendment.
They wanted equality and empowerment. (H)(A) Although not all people found the Black Panthers to be a group that protected the Black community. The police were not too fond of the Black Panthers policing them and trying to intimidate them. They found that the Black Panthers violent ways were not justified. They found that the Black Panthers were the cause of gang violence that occurred in the ghettos and that the Black Panthers should be stopped.
As a leader in the civil rights movement, King was naturally seen as a threat by those who opposed the civil rights gains he was helping to orchestrate. Additionally, there was an anti-Communist fever in the country at the time, and King was perceived as having ties to Communist ideology. Martin Luther King Jr. was assinated because he was talking about things that other people did not want him to talk about. Like, the Vietnam war and slavery. So the people that the only way to silence him was to kill him.
Slavery About 4 million African Americans died after being captured in Africa. The whites thought they had authority over the blacks and they made sure they knew it by killing blacks and treating as if they weren 't people but things. Blacks and whites are equal and so over time slavery was no more but it 's still bad that there was slavery in the first place.There 's various reasons of why slavery is bad each as bad as the next. Slaves were African Americans that were captured so that they could be actioned of and sold as a slave. Slavery is bad because it is an abuse of blacks.Slaves owners would abuse their slaves by beating them when they did something wrong, or sometimes even starve them.