Eventually Benjamin Franklin himself began to not support slavery. He supported a petition written by the Pennsylvania Abolition Society that acknowledged the Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery as “immoral”. James Madison formed committees to decide the elimination of slavery, which inspired representatives of the House to express how they felt. James Jackson strongly supported slavery and used the bible to justify it. He believed the success of the South depended on it.
“Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends, [...] every man would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment,” stated John Brown in his closing speech on November 2nd, 1859 of his raid on Harper’s Ferry. Though his goal of emancipation was progressive and well-intended, taking into consideration his motives and actions, John Brown is in fact the first notable terrorist in American history. His subsequent arrest and hanging turned him into a martyr and worsened the already strained issue of slavery between the North and the South, which ultimately culminated in the Civil War. John Brown’s strict religious upbringing and poor personal
The Results of Dred Scott v Sanford had different effects on American history. This also contributed to the start of the civil war. Dred Scott v Sanford was a court decision on if Dred Scott could sue for his freedom. " According to Supreme Court History, Dred Scott could not sue for his freedom because he was not a citizen. " This was otherwise known as an illegal case.
The cons were: you had to swear an oath to the U.S and had to agree that slavery was wrong , most people agreed that the 10% plan didn 't go far enough and the amnesty did not apply to confederate leaders. In the Johnson Plan the pros were: If you wanted forgiveness you can ask the president (but Johnson did this to humiliate the other leaders). There was equal rights for blacks , The southern states had to
The north, which was mostly republican supporters, wanted America to be free; free of slaves and free from bondage. The south supporters, mostly democratic states wanted slavery in the country because it was show they earned their daily living and profit. President Lincoln was a civil rights activist and on January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery. In the nineteenth century political cartoons were a way to carry news. There were neither computers nor internet so political cartoons were the way to substitute for this.
This is shown by the countless arguments against slavery he delivers during his speech. Feredick states that his main point of his speech is how America is being untrue to their founding principles, by treating blacks like they are not real humans. Douglass concludes with an optimistic note saying eventually anti-slavery will triumph over pro-slavery. This helps further deepen his point that blacks deserve freedom because they are humans just like
The reason Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation was to free the slaves of the Southern States. He not only thought that a person being owned by another person was awful but also wanted the former slaves to be able to join the Union and fight against the Confederates during the civil war. Lincoln also wanted to stop the years of African Americans being treated as property which many thought was morally wrong. He first just used the Proclamation as a threat to make the Confederates surrender on September 22, 1862 but when that didn 't work he issued the Proclamation on January 1, 1863. To get his cabinet on board with the Proclamation, since they thought it was too radical, Lincoln became very committed to making it happen.
This was not the case because slaves were the most valuable export and commodity in Virginia. It wasn’t until June 1776, that Jefferson’s views on slavery could finally become a reality when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. “Jefferson drafted one of the most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty and equality in world history.”(6) The most powerful statement from the Declaration was "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. "(7) Jefferson always believed slavery took away the natural rights of all men. His work in Virginia and the Declaration of Independence had a powerful stance on American freedom and American
Abraham Lincoln was a strong believer in people 's individual freedom no matter the race, and with the start of the civil war he decided to take action. In 1863 Lincoln delivered one of his famous speeches; the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation added to the effects with the civil war because with the speech “the aim of the war changed to include the freeing of slaves in addition to preserving the Union. Although the Proclamation initially freed only the slaves in the rebellious states, by the end of the war the Proclamation had influenced and prepared citizens to advocate and accept abolition for all slaves in both the North and South.” The
Southerns still wanted to uphold white supremacy in the South. So in 1865, ex-Confederates formed the first Ku Klux Klan which targeted black supporters of Brownlow’s. Freedmen would suffer at the hands of the Klan by having their stuff burned and people beat. In 1873 the Supreme Court undercut the power of the Fourteen Amendment arguing that the amendment only offer few federal protections to citizens.