Slavery soon became an enormous issue seeing as the slave owners came to treat slaves whichever way they pleased, getting away with it. Northerners did not believe that slavery was correct. In fact, they were anti-slavery, for the North, taking on Abraham Lincoln’s side, thought it should be abolished. Geography played a big role in the secession of the South; in the South the temperature is warmer, there was better soil, and also there were also many more fields and land to grow crops on. For this reason specially, Southerners became further inclined towards slavery, seeing as instead of having the slave-owners doing all the work, they would simply have slaves, without costing them a cent (DOCUMENT # 3).
The civil war was started in 1861 which was caused by slavery. It was suppose to be a white man's war. White southerners would wage war to make the confederacy a seperate and independent nation free to promote slavery. As a result the white northerners took up arms to maintain the Union but not to free a single slave. The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom.
After watching the movie Glory, my thoughts about the Union and the battles had changed. I began to notice that the Union needed more people so they allowed free slaves to help participate in the war. The thing I liked most about this was that black people had the right to fight in wars and got lots of respect from the generals. I felt really good when they were being appreciated just before going in a battle. There were many generals I liked because of their hard work to put their army together.
They would be forced to work from sunrise to sunset, and were given minimal amount of food. Many people believe that the Civil War was about North's struggle to emancipate the slaves and South's fight to continue the slave trade. However, it should be remembered that the North did not go to war to emancipate the slaves, instead Abraham Lincoln, before becoming the President had explicitly stated that his aim wasn't to abolish slavery, but to
The opinion of “why” the North won when the South had fewer loss of men was answered in many different ways. Many can say the North won because of them wanting freedom for all, but that does not change the amount of people fighting on opposite sides. The North had more men to fight in the war, so even though the South suffered less loss of men it still did not even out the numbers, not to mention the North was continually enrolling more men to fight during the course of the war. Another reason could be the loss of Stonewall Jackson and the confidence that took from the confederate soldiers. I also think that the North gained major strength after the win at Gettysburg.
In the south slaves didn’t hear about the Proclamation for months. The White southerners fear that a race war would erupt behind the fighting lines, and the institution of slavery did not explode, it would designate. In the conflict of slaves it was concluded that the Emancipation that has consequences the union victory. Half million of the slaves population fled the union lines, and where they would face uncertain of the northern troops with racism or often hostile. The slaves that were free is now living in
He had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, or taking back the Fugitive Act Law. This statement made a lot of people angry, and the Confederation. They attack Fort Sumter, and the war broke out. The federal government didn’t know what to do with the escaped slaves. Some put them to work for the Union forces and
The South felt that America would fall apart without slavery, “this country without slave labor would be completely worthless…If the Negroes are freed the country…is not worth fighting for…We can only live & exist by that species of labor: and hence I am willing to continue to fight to the last.”. While most northern soldiers had no real interest in emancipation, there were still some that fought for the freedom of slaves. Many just wanted the abolition of slaves to see an end to the war and the discontent between North and South. While the North and South fought for different reasons, the general motivations for both were very similar. Both fought for the memory of their ancestors, home and hearth, independence, and patriotism to name a few.
Men were social ranked upon more about how hard they worked rather than financial background, but even though this happened the African slaves and Native Americans were still looked down upon as property of other men and savages, respectively. The Revolutionary war also had a major effect on the political polices in the United States. Before the war women had nearly no rights except to raise a family. After the War women
Texas was considered a “slave state” at this time and was very dependent on the slave population to help maintain and cultivate the highly populated cotton fields and bustling plantations. The consideration of emancipating slaves and allowing their freedom was not something many Texans were in favor of and fought diligently against the concept. The Gettysburg Address is a manuscript requesting reform for a nation, for our nation. Its words strive for equality amongst its people, a union of all states to join together and be united towards one cause, a United States of America. Lincoln strategically uses words such as freedom, equality and liberty to establish his dedication to what he believes is the main focus of his fight towards a free nation, under God.