The Emancipation Proclamation needed a constitutional amendment to guarantee abolishment of all slavery in the United States since the Proclamation could not do that itself (Guelzo, 2005). In conclusion, Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves, but the slaves freed themselves. The Proclamation process was an essential step in the abolishment of the slavery in America, although it was not the reason why the slavery ended. The document motivated the enslaved individuals and freed African American people to join the Union, which eventually became a war for freedom. Determinations and preservation of the slaves across the country struck fear in the eyes of the Confederacy (Carnahan, 2007).
The compromise allowed California to enter the Union as a free state, and the territories acquired in the Mexican American War to be determined free or slave through popular sovereignty. This compromise also called for stricter enforcement of fugitive slave laws, as slaves were considered property, and under the Constitution must be returned to their owners. This created tension between Northern and Southerners, especially since the North wanted nothing to do with the institution of slavery, even if it was just returning slaves. The Southerners were also angered that slave trade was ended in Washington, for they felt it was an attempt to end slavery. The Compromise of 1850, while it prevented the war for several years, failed to accomplish significant changes.
That's exactly the reason John Wilkes Booth failed. Booth did not accomplish his goal because he didn't motivate the South, he didn't keep the Civil War going, and he didn't become known as a Southern hero. John Wilkes Booth valued glory over success, and that's precisely why he wasn’t successful. He focused on the glory of the act instead of planning and fulfilling it. That's why so many parts of his plan failed.
Freedom is the right to act without restrictions from any sort of government, like the right to vote or the right to marry whoever you want. Reconstruction was the plan to create equality and unite the states together as one. The Reconstruction happened due to the Civil War and the effects that came along with it. It involved blacks because of their citizenship and other rights given from the amendments. 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.
The 15th amendment is one of the most important not just when it was written and passed but also currently, especially with the hateful prick we have as a president. The 15th amendment was one step in the eyes of the government to give African American men the same rights as whites. The Civil war ended May 9, 1865 five years later the, on March 30, 1887, the 15th amendment was written. As much in favor as it is for African Americans is did not apply to woman of either race. Women in the eyes of the men in this time should stay uneducated and should not have a say in political things.
The Jim Crow Laws were state-level legal codes of segregation against the blacks in the South. After the Federal government removed troops from the last of the Southern states, effectively ending Southern Reconstruction for good, there were no longer any barriers against the Southern whites foul treatment against the freed black men. In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court backed South's segregationist social order by claiming that is was Constitutional to segregate the blacks with "separate but equal" facilities. The only problem was, the blacks weren't given equal conditions. The schools for their children were of a terribly poor standard.
Following the Civil War (1861-1865), a trio of constitutional amendments abolished slavery, making the former slaves citizens and gave all men the right to vote regardless of race. Nonetheless, many states particularly in the South, used poll taxes, literacy tests and other similar measures to keep their Black neighbors practically broke. They also enforced strict segregation through “Jim Crow” laws and condoned violence from white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson.
The Civil war has finally ended and the time for reconstruction is here. The African American slaves of the United States are now free from their despicable owners and there is nothing but opportunity ahead. The 13th, 14th and 15th amendment were passed by congress to ensure equality for former slaves. Slavery has now been abolished, former male slaves now have the right to vote, and also that states could not prohibit citizens from voting based on the color of their skin. All is good in the country and African Americans will finally be looked at as first-class citizens.
In order to set its separation in stone, the Southern states tried to introduce a new dollar in addition to continuing to hold slavery to a higher standard. The new dollar was pretty much worthless because the "country" had no gold to back it up. After the war the slaves were freed but nothing changed on how slaves were treated, even until this
Therefore, he is a reasonable source of information on the Emancipation Proclamation. In one of Masur’s articles, he asserted that “when the Civil War began, he initially refused to consider a decree freeing the slaves, citing not moral qualms, but constitutional ones”. This statement proves that President could have released the Proclamation earlier. But instead, he chose not to because at the time, he did not feel the need to do so in terms of military and political strategy. It was not in his calculation that the Civil War would need a “push” for a