Aleks Berkolds Research Paper

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Aleks Berkolds AP US History, Pd. 7 Mr. Louis 18 January 2013 DBQ Essay #1 Before the Civil War, slavery was protected in the Constitution. In the mid-19th century, people began realizing that slavery was a moral evil, and that is how the abolitionist movement began. The idea of enslaving a person because of their skin color was beginning to affect the mindset of many people in the Union States in the late 1850s. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which freed all slaves held in Confederate territory. When the slaves were freed after the Civil War, they were still looked down upon by many. Many constitutional and social changes, like the abolishment of slavery and the social status of African Americans, and also

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