A firm believer in the equality of all people, Eleanor believed the United States had a moral duty to initiate change for racial equality. Although a majority of the white population thought she was too radical in her views, this did not deter Eleanor from fighting for civil rights. In her My Day column, Eleanor mentioned her strong opinion on human rights, “freedom must be universal and all men must be assured that there will be respect for the individual human being, regardless of his race, his creed, or his color”. Mostly as a result of her upbringing, Eleanor was not fully aware of the racism prevalent throughout America until she became the First Lady in 1933. While traveling across the United States assessing the cost of the Great
It altered the course of the war, led to the impartiality of all blacks, and changed the future for the posterity. The Emancipation Proclamation altered the course of the war for the better. It was now moral responsibility to triumph the Confederacy and unbind the millions of African Americans held in subjugation (Bodenner). This document also changed the Civil War from a war of troubles to a campaign of human freedom (Emancipation Proclamation History.com). Amongst the Civil War, General Patrick Cleburne had mentioned how, “slavery, from being one of our chief sources of strength," had evolved into "one of our chief sources of weakness" (Bodenner).
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I agree with your point. Perhaps, Jefferson realized that slavery was wrong way when it against his principles which he wrote about liberty and happiness of each person in Declaration of Independence. However, Jefferson is fearful of emancipation of the slavery because he knew it would threat to the Americans' life, and obviously he believed that Americans and slaves never can live in the same country. Therefore, as you mentioned, slaves must be removed from the country if they are freed
Jefferson believed that the relationship between master and slave had an unhappy impact on the manners of Americans. It led to violent passions and great despotism. ' Our children see this, and learn to imitate it,' he said. Could the liberties of the nation be secured when the people no longer thought that they were a gift from god? Ultimately, Jefferson feared some shift in fate that would make masters pay for enslaving Africans.