Lincoln was confident about his beliefs of the end of slavery especially when he had wrote out a letter to an author but he never sent it. The letter Lincoln never sent stated that Americans traveling thousands of miles only to capture and bring home the African Americans just to make them slaves is brought upon us by the black race (Danoff 49). Lincoln was furious with the author’s statement and retaliated back with sarcasm. After many states had reestablished their state governments or prepared to they were creating state constitutions that abolished slavery (Brands 3). Life was unfair for African Americans, especially those who were free.
Letting go of something you held so tightly on for the last two centuries can be very difficult. The South definitely was not eager to free all their slaves, especially when their entire economy was hinged on it. Slavery went through many changes between the American Revolution and the early nineteenth century. Between 1775 and 1830, the slave trade both expanded and decreased, creating challenges for both free and enslaved African Americans alike as they struggled to gain equal rights to their fellow American
African Americans were treated very cruel as slaves during the 1800’s. The cruelty of the slaves’ punishments depended usually on their location, the conditions, and the time. The Slaves were mostly whipped, executed, and raped. They weren’t allowed to learn to read and write. The whites kept them from having religious gatherings, and made them feel useless without their owners.
Reconstruction was an attempt reconcile the country and bring it back together, however it was not the success Abraham had hoped it to be when initiated before being assassinated. The failure had many effects on African American communities in both the north on the south both negative and positive. Socially black slaves were freed but not really accepted into society. Black codes were utilized which placed pressure on African Americans about things like when to meet with friends and where they should live. Discrimination against black flourished as the Ku Klux Klan a group of people who wore robes and mask went around pretending to be the ghost of Confederate soldiers.
The reconstruction period was a failure because African Americans, mainly males, were not treated with equality although the constitution said that the they were free and had the right to vote, be educated and had the right to liberty, life and the pursuit to happiness. Organizations, like the KKK, were created to harm freed slaves and their families. Laws were created such as the Black Codes restricting former slaves from their rights. African Americans endured a lot of violence over the years. “In Grayson, Texas, a white man and two friends murdered three former slaves because the wanted to ‘ thin the niggers out and drive them to their hole’”.
The Civil War was a disaster conducted by the American people. Between slavery and states rights, this very conflict was unavoidable. The issue of slavery was the largest conflict between the North and South. The South was upset with how the government up north was being run. These conflicts eventually led to secession, and the Civil War began.
Since the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, African Americans have faced several trials in the proceeding years. During the time of slavery there was also a time of ignorance among the black slave community. Due to their lack of education several of them did not understand the social dilemma. In the later years of the United States slavery has been eliminated as well as many other social and economic barriers concerning African Americans. However a trail of injustice can be followed all the way to the present.
The north and south had different perspectives on slavery. The north clearly opposed slavery while the south supported it. Slavery was important to the southerners because they relied on the slaves for all of the manual labor. Slaves were bought and sold for many years based on their accuracy of work and often punished (whipped) when doing something that opposed the master's instructions. Slaves had to complete many different jobs which relied on a variation
Slavery, just the word makes some people cringe. That single word reminds people of America 's deep, dark history. The nation that was divided into two, the war fought over it, all of the innocent lives lost. Slavery was not a good thing in America, but we have learned from our past mistakes. America will never fall that low into a place that cruel ever again.
The motivation behind southern state governments taking endlessly those rights from African Americans was to reproduce servitude and reproduce an arrangement of white pecking order, which in fact had been banned. This was all as a consequence of the state governments having a lot of force in light of the fact that in spite of the achievements of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth changes, the state governments discovered approaches to take away these rights that were allowed in the revisions. Generally, Reconstruction was a disappointment since state government procured an excess of force, which permitted them to restrain the privileges of African Americans, which transformed into an amusement of