Garrison founded a couple organizations to expand the movement, but his efforts were futile. Southern congressmen issued what was called “the gag rule”, which prohibited discussion of abolitionist petitions. Thankfully, most of the nation resented the gag rule, as they recognized that it threatened free speech. It wasn’t until 1840 that the first anti-slavery political party, the Liberty Party, was formed. For the majority of abolitionists, this new party opened a big window for action.
Although this only freed slaves in the rebellious area, it demonstrated the moral side of the war. In Lincoln's letter written in 1863, he stated “Why should they do anything for us, if we will do nothing for them?” (Doc 3). He is referring to the African Americans which shows that Lincoln’s policies and goals in the Civil War driven by the desire to enlist African Americans in fighting to preserve the Union. Consequently, the freed slaves were encouraged to enlist and take part of the Union side and army. Their addition into the fight against the confederacy was a great benefit for the Union.
The Civil War also made American a single political entity to date which has made it the most powerful nation in the world. With the win for the Northern anti-slavery movement and pro-Union advocates, the United States established a powerful federal government that brought with it many successes economically, political and socially. The economic clout of the Southern States decreased after the Civil War because the region depended mostly on free labor from slaves. This gave the North more political power over the South to carry out its policy changes. Just like in any war, the Civil War led to physical damage to the Southern region as well as loss of life.
“Their (Mississippi, South Carolina, or Louisiana) framers intended and did disfranchise a majority of their citizenship [deprived them of the right to vote] because of “race and color” and “previous condition”..” [Doc. 7] This lead to the ratification of 15th Amendment. The 15th Amendment protects the right to vote of the emancipated slaves as it says on the document, “the right to vote shall not be denied on the basis of race, color, or previous condition.” The aftermath of civil war, resulted with good economical changes. The slaves used to work on their master’s plantation. However, when they were freed they spread out and became independent.
For years intellectuals and historians have dwelled on the illusory nature of the Emancipation Proclamation. When it was first declared by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, not a single black slave in the Southern Confederation was actually free to leave their master. Only after the Union won the Civil War would slaves in the south be able to walk away as freemen. Yet, as W.E.B. Du Bois reminds us, freedom for African Americans was a “brief moment in the sun,” before they were to return to system akin to slavery.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and Commander in Chief during the Civil War. He was a member of the Free Soil Party and later became a Republican. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Confederate States after the Battle of Antietam, and ultimately led the North to victory in the Civil War. What most do not know, however, is that he got to that point after a long road of lying and deception. Abraham Lincoln constantly altered his views on slavery and other issues during the 1800s purely based on his audience.
This act made any official who did not turn in a runaway slave liable to pay a fine; therefore, truly enforcing the law and safeguarding southern property. This also made every Northerner responsible for turning in runaway slaves. In Stephen Douglas’ “Speech Defending the Compromise of 1850” he stated, “Congress, after a protracted session of nearly ten months, succeeded in passing a system of measures, which are believed to be just to all parts of the Republic, and ought to be satisfactory to the People.”7 Douglas believed by making this concession, the south would remain a part of the union. In President Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, he also gave way to the same sentiment. Lincoln said, “I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and halffree.”8 His statement, foreshadowed that slavery would be the demise of the United
The Antislavery movement was the most significant contribution to history as this event would enable to overshadow almost all other effort at social reform. The movement William Lloyd Garrison was important figure to the antislavery movement. In the 1820s Garrison was an assistant to Benjamin Lundy who published antislavery newspaper of the time. However, Garrison broke away from Lundy in 1838 and founded his own newspaper called the “Liberator.” Garrison spoke to the opponents of slavery that they should not talk about the evil influence but rather than the damage the system did to slaves. Garrison influence attracted a large enough group of followers that he soon was able to found the New England Antislavery Society in 1832.
The Civil War had started on April 12, 1861 and it is one of the most important wars fought in American history. The reason the chaos had started to spread was when “Abraham Lincoln won the election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven states in the deep south seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America” (Civilwar.org). The war had not yet started but it was inevitable. When seven states denied to be apart of the union it was impossible for war not to come. “The war began when the Confederates bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Moreover, when our country was first founded on July 4, 1776, it had many problems, but the most critical one was slavery although back then it was considered acceptable. Throughout the years, this was overlooked and ignored by most until finally, we had a leader who believed in the abolition of slavery in Abraham Lincoln. His views on slavery were met as an abomination to white America as he was threatened to be killed. Eventually, Lincoln passed the 13th amendment in 1835 which eliminated slavery. Because of this, we had a civil war in which the persistent Union army triumphed over the discriminatory Confederate army to officially end slavery.
The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation warned all rebellious states that within 100 days if they have not returned to the Union all their slaves will be free. As per the terms of the preparatory Proclamation, President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, issued his last Emancipation Proclamation, which was viable upon its issuance. The Emancipation Proclamation, which can be viewed as an act of bravery was actually very selfish. As one dig deep in history, it shows that Lincoln was never an abolitionist but did all he could to protect the Union. This politics will be discussed more later on in the paper.
The Civil war was the greatest yet the deadliest war in history but this war was fought for everyone to be free. The United States had many conflicts within causing it to be opposition and segregation among the people. “The Civil War reduced sectional antagonism and made the United States truly one nation in many different ways”. The war also helped Americans realize there was betters ways to solve contrast between the two states.This war can also be called the war of rebellion. It brought about the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves, It brought the northern and southern states together,it also states that federal laws are more important than state laws.
An extremely controversial issue at the time, and still today, few non-blacks recognized the inhumanity that individuals were being exposed to. 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.
Civil war was one of the bloodiest and destructive wars in American history. It was defined as the war between the states. This war brought many positive and negative changes to America which resulted in many consequences. When Abraham Lincoln became the first republican president who was against the concept of slavery, many southern states separated and formed a new nation. Abraham’s promise was that he would not allow the United States to be broken down to small, squabbling countries.
Rebuilding the south economically and politically was just as difficult as on the battlefield, extremely long and very complex. Republicans wanted to make sure the confederacy was going to stay faithful to keep their word to not to attempt depart again Federal Reconstruction had successfully freed the slaves by passing the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment, following many other great achievements throughout reconstruction. Reconstruction originally began during the civil war in 1863 attempted implement by President Lincoln. It was new journey to rejoining the former confederacy back into the union under slight punishment along with their word of trust. Many white southerner’s were still