This essay will recount well-known Anti-Slavery Advocates, societies and how these events known as the, “The Second Great Awakening,” contributed to the regional animosity between North and South and was a factor that leads to the Civil War. The abolitionist movement eradicated slavery in the United States, but did not achieve the aim of its supporters as quickly as many would have liked. The movement added to the rift between the North and South that erupted into a brutal war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two. This movement stands as a part of African - American history that influenced change in the United States today. The Abolitionist Movement (1830 - 1865) The Abolitionist Movement during 1830 and 1865 was a crusade to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves, and to end racial segregation and discrimination.
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1. (Event) Emancipation Proclamation (Date) January 1863 (Description) 13th Amendment to the Constitution that freed all slaves which was directed only to the states that seceded from the Union. (Significance) 2. (Event) Lincoln’s 10% Plan (Date) 1863 (Description) Decreed that a state could be reintegrated into the Union when 10 percent of the 1860 vote count from that state had taken an oath of allegiance to the U.S. and pledged to abide by emancipation. (Significance) 3.
After a long term against, they get some good effects. The sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln, “on January 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.” (www.whitehouse.gov) It is a historic matter that blacks have a good effort to win the respect. However, the discrimination still appeared in the whole country. The black people still need to struggle the unfairness from society. In this process, it occurred a lot murder and violence.
The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom. For example, the slaves would run from their masters to become contrabands which was enemy property for the union. Also, they would labor behind the scenes for the nothern armies and rick their lives by going on the battle front. Northerners began enlisting blacks to assist them in the fight. Lincoln's second confiscation act and the militia act both of 1862,
A woman, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Disobeying a southern custom that demanded African Americans to give up their seats that were closest to the front to white people caused her to go to jail and then a black community boycott of city buses began. Blacks were determined to have change. The boycott lasted for a year and it gave hope and courage to blacks in other communities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the boycotts most eminent leader.
One way he did so was by organizing the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, this made King a national figure around the nation. What led to this boycott was Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, refused to give up her seat on a public bus to make room for a white passenger. Because of Rosa Park’s refusal she was arrested for violating public ordinance. After this event, is when a group African Americans boycotted the buses. This helped fight against segregation, and discrimination because bus companies began to lose a large amount of money, since a majority of the passengers were black.
One of the most memorable accomplishments in our past as African Americans was the Civil War. The civil war was a huge event that created blacks as equal in society. The Civil war was the war against slavery through the North and the south. So many casualties were accounted for in this war but so much has benefitted from it. The American Civil War 1861 to 1865 was a civil war fought in the United States of America.
In the mid- 1960’s white supremacy still persisted. African Americans fought in every war that the United States had throughout history. The Civil Rights and Black Power African movements obtained certain rights for African Americans. Doing so changed American society in a far- reaching and fundamental important way. In the 1950’s Black Americans from South endured, de jure discrimination.
Throughout most of US history, black citizens have suffered from extreme discrimination and racial harassment. They were forced to leave their lives in Africa and embark upon a journey to United States where they would be put to work as slaves. This continued until the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Even though, with slavery abolished, the Jim Crow laws gave rise to racism and segregation to further prolong the suffering of African Americans. Finally, after years of hatred and prejudice, African Americans began to demand the fairness that was promised to them in the Constitution.