Many died to hands of whites for their participation in these rebellions. Whites of the Southern states tried hard to keep slavery the way it was but with the steady growing number of free educated blacks in the Northern states grew the desire for slaves to obtain the same. In the North, blacks were able to obtain an education, work as well as own their own stores. Eventually, Abraham Lincoln got into office and many Southern Whites believed he sided on the abolishment of slavery so they made their states separate from that of the Northern portion of the United States. Lincoln supported the Union, which were the Northern States which held free blacks, and gave the Confederate States an ultimatum to join back with the Union or war will begin.
SLAVERY AS A CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR There is no doubt that the civil war was the most brutal battle fought on American soil between the years of 1861 to 1865. The Union and Confederate states had many differences between them, which resulted in the Civil war including from the issue of the South and State Rights, to the issue of national unity and westward expansion. Although one of the most controversial causes of the civil war was the issue of slavery. It was the reason that many historians believe as to why the civil war broke out in the first place. The South were all for slavery: * Slaves would work on the cotton and tobacco plantations in the south, working the land.
Why was the Civil War really fought???? It is a commonly held view that President Lincoln fought the Civil War to free the slaves. Based on the video, in depth reading, and what we have gone through so far in class I must ultimately refute this assertion. Around the years of 1850 to 1861 the division of the north and south proved to be unstable as to leading to four years of bloodshed. During this time 11 southern slave states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy, witch fought against all states allowing slavery (free states) known as the Union.
The Significant Role of African American in the Union Army Frederick Beasley Senior Seminar May 10, 2014 Much of the Civil War centered on African Americans. A large reason as to why the Civil War started was to free the slaves. Many blacks wanted to join the Civil War from the onset of the war. They have several reasons for wanting to join the war. First, they wanted to assist in freeing the slaves in southern states.
Race Relations after the Civil War 3 The way white Southerners made it difficult on former slaves in the South was to create what was called “Black Codes”. These codes were laws made by southern states to try to ensure their way of life could not be infringed on in the wake of the passing of the 13th amendment which outlawed slavery. Examples of such codes varied from state to state. However, the message was clear to the former slaves that they were still unequal. Examples of these laws are as follows: 1.
Lincoln ensured that all people including the black and white people, are created equally. He also criticized that people fought the Civil War just to take control of slavery. This idea went against the law of nature, which says that all people are equal. Lincoln pointed out that slavery which would be fixed by the Civil War, was one the biggest mistakes that Americans have. Besides, the quote “now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can
The American Civil Rights Movement In the United States of America, one of the bloodiest and most brutally destructive wars was fought right here on our own soil. I refer to the Civil War fought between 1861 to 1865. One of the major contributing factors that ignited the separation of the states and brought about the fighting was the issue of slavery. Many states opposed the tradition of slavery and declared that no new states should have the right to operate with slaves. The southern states, who relied heavily on slavery for their labor, refused and conceded from the union to form the Confederacy.
After being pinned down for 30 minutes by Confederate artillery, the African American soldiers rushed the Confederates and engaged them for as long as an hour. Unfortunately the Africans took many casualties. However this battle showed the African American spirit and dedication and 14 of the 16 Medal of Honor recipients received their awards during this battle. There is no other battle in the history of the United States where 14 Medals of Honor had been issued in a single battle. After fighting an almost four year war, the Civil War finally came to an end with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant, in 1865, at Appomattox court
The war was due to a culmination of events ranging from the institution of slavery, its implications on society, and the economic impact slavery was having on society. The American Civil War was also due to an uneasy alliance between the Northern and Southern congressman that after many decades of compromise and conciliation, their bipartisanship failed and in their views there could be no more compromise. Arguably the North and South both believed that they were fighting a war against political oppression and the condemnation of a way of life, the North believed they were fighting for free economic expansion and later the emancipation of a people, while the South believed they were fighting for their own rights and way of life. The American Civil War was more than a war about slavery, and the extension of slavery; it was a war of states’ rights over federal, it was also a technological push for industrialization over the continuing agricultural mode of living. The war did not erupt in 1820 because a compromise was reached.
Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? The claim of historians that the civil war in America was an outcome of slavery is true, as it was the issue of abolition of slavery that was considered not acceptable by Southern states of the country, as their major plantation and trade was there because of African slaves. According to the people of the South, North was trying to eliminate slavery with unjustified reasons. The Southerners regarded the Northerners as their enemies because, they thought that the government of North was interested in subjugating Southern States by ending slavery and by given equal rights to the slaves. There were eleven States of America that were slave states, as they held slaves in a large ratio; they named themselves as “Confederates of America” while the other side was named as “The Union” (Valley of the shadow).