According to the text, some historians thought the south had won because of the many obstacles they had overcome. I agree with many of the historians because if it wasn’t for the amending of the laws and the Constitution, African Americans would still be held in bondage. Due to this change there were several major victories for African Americans that guaranteed them recognition as citizens and equality (Foner 442). The amending of these laws opened many doors that African Americans never thought was possible. First, the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 freed all slaves in states fighting the Union and allowed blacks to enlist in the Union Army (Dautrich and Yalof 115). Second, the Fourteenth Amendment defined all persons born in the United
The Fourteenth Amendment has been under debate for what it was supposed to be interpreted as when it was written, and whether or not the current interpretation was to loose or not. Many factors come in play when deciding what America should do about, not only the immigration epidemic, but more specifically the birthright citizen. It may be time for America to tighten the reins of its free-for-all citizenship when born here, because with new technologies it’s not only being abused by immigrants but by criminals as well.
In the end, the emancipationist vision of the Civil War won out because African Americans were the most affected after the war as they slowly, but steadily, stepped a little more into the light of freedom. With race being such a big and controversial issue back then, it was enough for this vision to change over time as well,
Tony Le History Campbell - MW Final Exam 1). Following the Seven Years War or French and Indian War, the British were in massive debt. The war resulted in a countless loss of lives and the British struggled financially.
Did the US government help or hinder the progress of African Americans between 1865 and 1941? According to Thesaurus.com (2017), help is defined as, ‘to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist’. On the other hand, hinder is defined as, ‘to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede’. In this essay, I will analyse the role that the American government played in both helping and hindering the progress of black Americans between 1865 and 1941 Two years prior to 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln, declared that ‘all persons held as slaves within any part of a state … thenceforward
The African Americans had a big impact on the Civil War. They had to have all of these laws and papers wrote because of the slavery deal. They had the role of the debate for slavery. They were the slaves and they wanted to have their freedom. The Declaration of Independence said that, “All men are created equal”, but the slaves were not free.
African Americans had an extremely pivotal role in the outcome and consequences of the Civil War. This group of people were enslaved, and forced to work in horrible conditions, for the whole day, without pay. Slaves were one of the main causes of the Civil War. The issue of Slavery, which resulted in the eventual economic and social division between the North and South, caused the creation of the Confederate States. African Americans did not only unintentionally cause the war, but they also effected the outcome of the war, and the eventual consequences the nation would face after the war.
Significance of African Americans after WWII When African American war veterans returned home from the war they often did not cope with the racial profiling especially in the south. The African American war heroes were angered by the profiling and fought back because they thought of how hard they had fought for the country, they bled for their country so they believed they should have rights. Southern racist gangs fought and killed many African American veterans because the racist gangs were furious that African Americans had the chance to fight for America. Many African American Veterans received medals and awards for their brave and courageous actions in WWII.
Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
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
All of the first ten amendments provided by the Bill of Rights resulted from a young United States' fear of the power of government. The rights to assemble and petition are two of the basic principles of the Bill of Rights, and allows citizens to challenge government authority without fear of retaliation or punishment. There is a difference, however, between peaceful and violent protesting. When comparing the civil rights protests of the late 20th century with the recent protests over suspected police brutality, the difference is clear. As the Bill of Rights blatantly states that it is peaceful protests that are allowed, the impacts of the two are different.
The Civil War and the period of Reconstruction brought significant political, social, and economic changes to American society, and these effects continued into the 20th century. Post Civil War (After the Civil War – The period after the Civil War) - President Abraham Lincoln and Congress were determined to rebuild the nation. Lincoln wanted to restore the Union by readmitting the southern states that had seceded, as well as provide African Americans with more rights. Period of Conflict -
Our founding ideals we live by today, gone. If the South had won the civil, war the U.S.let alone the world as we know it would be different. For the south to have won the civil war, key trigger events had to have changed. The battle of Gettysburg would have been one of these events.
Tensions rose across the country from those in support support of slavery and those opposed. Many states wanted to outlaw slavery while others adamantly defended it because it was the main institution with a high and consistent revenue. Ultimately, the disagreements over slavery are what lead to the Civil War. The country divided into an “Us versus Them” situation which lead to both sides having growing support for their views and making the groups less susceptible to an agreement. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves from confederate states.