The South didn’t use slaves as soldiers but the North recruited black men and included the free slaves after the emancipation proclamation was approved. The South did as well after the emancipation proclamation but it was not as effective as it was for the North because they didn’t have that support from other world powers. If England or France supported the south then we would’ve maybe seen a different outcome because of a greater pressure to make peace but because they supported the North, it helped them in ultimately winning the civil
If Grant had stayed focused on Reconstruction then it probably still could have worked, but it is still the south's fault for ending reconstruction. If the KKK hadn’t been terrorising the North, and Blacks then Grants attention never would have gone away from Reconstruction. Another reason why it could have been the North's fault is because there was racism in the North too (Doc. D para. 1)), but the racism wasn’t as bad as in the South.
“Buchanan, a Democrat who was morally opposed to slavery but believed it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, was elected”( Source #5)This quote explains how another president had the same mindset of Abraham but still couldn't officially end slavery.”Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South”(Source #7). This quote quote explains how other presidents made slavery worst. Although having different ideas than other presidents Abrahams’ assassination was unjustified because other American presidents did not make much changes or just made it worst. While Abraham Lincoln made on of the most important decisions by freeing the slaves. In conclusion, Abrahams assassination was needless because he was the first to have sympathy for slaves and made sure it ended and he lead America better than most other presidents.one thing to take from this essay is to support the correct leaders and dont support the incorrect
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union (35).’ This letter is very important because it contradicts everything that Lincoln said in his First Inaugural Address just seven months before this was written. In his address he stated that he didn’t have the authority from the constitution to interrupt slavery, but after the letter he was willing to ignore the whole Constitution and emphasize more or less powers in the dictatorship. It is also very important, according to DiLorenzo, to note that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave. Chapter four gets down to Henry Clay’s “American System” which was Lincoln’s real agenda.
Abraham Lincoln’s vs Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan Lincoln shared the uncommon belief that the confederate states could still be part of the union and that the cause of the rebellion was only a few within the states which lead him to begin the reconstruction in December of 1863. This resulted in plans with lenient guidelines and although they were challenged by Wade-Davis Bill, Lincoln still rejected his ideas and kept his policies in place. Lincoln also allowed land to be given the newly freed slave or homeless white by distributing the land that had been confiscated from former land owners however this fell through once Johnson took office. After Lincoln’s death when Johnson was elected many things started to turn away from giving blacks equal rights and resulted in many things such a black codes which kept newly freed slaves from having the same rights as whites. When Lincoln first acted after the civil war, he offered policies that would allow the confederate slaves to become part of the union again and would allow a pardon for those states.
Lincoln didn 't want to make slavery illegal where it already existed because he knew it would lead to heightened tensions. He did, however, want to declare slavery illegal in the western US territories to stop the growth of slavery. Lincoln thought slavery could eventually be abolished, but not until the early 1900s, as he wanted a slow and peaceful transition. The South seceded because they were afraid of what Lincoln would do as president, and even seceded before he took
African Americans did not get civil rights nor were they considered American citizens even after the Civil War. Equality for African Americans did not get put into place after the Civil War because of Lincoln’s assassination, nobody after him would necessarily support civil rights because they either didn’t support it, or they didn’t want to show they supported it because they would have had a chance of losing office. The South also depended heavily on slave trade; most southerners didn’t just give up their slaves they had already “owned”. The Ku Klux Klan Act was an act
The train cars did not in any way have anything to do with slavery and everyone in the cars were being treated equally. The cars were split fairly between both races. Lastly, in the Brown v. Board of Education case I think that the Brown family had a strong case and information that was easily backed up. In my opinion, I don’t agree with the court 's ruling, I think that Linda Brown and her family should have won. If schools are turning away people merely because of their race, then there is no way that they schools will ever be made
Although Chief Justice Robert viewed these facts as proof that the Voting Rights Act was no longer needed, this in fact showed the importance and effectiveness of the Act, without which, none of these improvements in enfranchisement could possibly happened. When section 4 and 5 are taken away, the situation will be exactly the same as the years 1870-1964, when African-Americans in many southern states lived under the shadow of the Ku Klux Klan, and was beaten by police at Selma during Bloody Sunday. The past is the best reference of the future. Although people may argue that this country had made great stride regarding the problem of discrimination, without a strong and effective law as Section 4 and 5, there is no guarantee that theses violent events will not happen again. Therefore, although the Congress did not use recent data to support the law, the history of discrimination in parts of the United States can also be used to justify needs of today.
Many Southerners felt that state governments alone had the right to make important decisions, such as whether slavery should be legal. Advocates of states’ rights believed that the individual state governments had power over the federal government because the states had ratified the Constitution to create the federal government in the first place. Most Southern states eventually seceded from the Union because they felt that secession was the only way to protect their rights. But Abraham Lincoln and many Northerners held that the Union could not be dissolved. The Union victory solidified the federal government’s power over the states and ended the debate over states’