The Civil War African American men and women roles in the civil war Name Affiliation Date Introduction In 1861, most African American men welcomed the beginning of the civil war when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina after the inauguration of the U.S president Abraham Lincoln. Most of the African American men served as guards for railways and bridges, scouts and spies in addition to their participation in the war fighting troops (Smith, 2002). Because of the suffering at home, thousands of the enslaved African American women began the transition to freedom and began new lives regardless of the horrors of the civil war (Blanton and Wike, 2002).
Harriet Tubman was a woman who had escaped slavery and would help hundreds of enslaved Africans run away. She had escaped in 1849, and would become one of the most famous and celebrated people from the Underground Railroad. She had came back 15 times and during this she had helped in the escaping of hundreds of fugitive slaves. Fredrick Douglass was an enslaved African American who escaped slavery and became a leader of the abolition movement. Douglass wrote two novels which would become bestsellers and this would really help in the abolition movement.
For years slavery was an issue but when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued some issues “resolved.” When this freedom statement was being issued to the Union and the Confederacy many slaves gained freedom and were allowed to fight. The Emancipation Proclamation impacted the war greatly due to the freeing of many slaves. In the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln was trying to free slaves in the Confederate States.
War is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different ups within a nation or state. Like several wars the United States has fought, this war had its strong supporters and its critics. Three reasons why the United States was NOT justified in going to war with Mexico are: President Polk believed in Manifest Destiny while others didn’t believe in him or God. U.S. should have never crossed when Mexico didn’t give permission. Slave owners brought slaves even though it was Slave-free land.
At the time of the American Revolution between the years of 1781 and 1784, thirteen New England colonies fought for their freedom from the British government. During this time, many refugees of mainly black descent were forced to flee. Thousands of men and women of mainly African descent joined British forces and came to be known as the Black Loyalists. The term Loyalist in this circumstance pertained to the loyalty of an individual to an established ruler in a face of a revolt or war.
Ulysses Grant is in a barrel attempting to sort through all of the nations problems. The barrel is symbolic to grants distractions. Northerners didn’t think much of blacks who were recently freed from slavery, were fit to be apart of the government. The northerners were anti-slavery, but believed that blacks needed time to be educated on the system. The white northerners depict the blacks to be obnoxious and crazy in the government and thought they wouldn’t be able
Many slaves had to fight in the war to earn their freedom after the war. But many of the slaves were back into slavery. Many of the slaves escaped from slavery while some moved to Canada or New England, and others stayed to live in the South. Throughout the timeline African Americans were able to vote.
Many slaves attempted escaping and if successful, were guided with help along the way. Also known as the Underground Railroad, the secretive tunnel served as a safe haven for slaves who fled plantations and sought to migrate north for freedom. Until the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, slavery seemed to be very far from abolishment. However, in 1865, the 13th Amendment had been ratified, officially ending slavery. Although free, white prejudice and discrimination still played a huge role in African American’s lives.
Civil War DBQ Test The slaves in America were mistreated in almost every way possible. For example, the slaves had very poorly built homes/log cabins, that when it rained or snowed the rain or snow would come in through the cracks in the ceiling and the walls(Doc.3).Ruining the floor and soak and freeze the slave and his family or the other people in the cabin(Doc.3). Another example of the slaves being mistreated is them being sold away from their families and everything that they know(Doc.1). One journalist by the name of Frederick Douglass pointed out the institution of slavery to point out that slaves were being mistreated the institution says: “The law gives the master absolute power over the slave.
Second, as years goes by slavery and race became closely linked. Furthermore, slavery was one of the reasons about racism. Racism is a faulty treatment against others because of their disparate race. Slavery was also establish by the race of people. The first slaves in this world were the Native Americans and then the Africans.