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.
“The Civil War showed whether this nation, or nation conceived in liberty could long endure.” The Civil War was during 1861-1865. The war was fought between the North and South over questions of slavery and state rights. The North wanted the slaves to be free and have all the same rights as a white person but, the South wanted just the opposite. They wanted the slaves to work for them and for free. The Civil War era (Reconstruction) moved America towards its ideal that all men are created equal.
This film was adapted from the letters from Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the military officer in charge of the Fifty-fourth regiment. His letters showed the strength, courage, and motivation from the men in the Fifty-fourth company. This division was the first all black regiment in Massachusetts during the Civil War. This group consisted of African Americans willing to fight and die for the Union. At first the United States government was undecided about the use of black soldiers in the army and used them in demeaning tasks.
Within the first month of the Civil War African Americans were prohibited from joining the Union Army. Green was determined to change this. In his speech, Green repeatedly says “it is true” when discussing prior events that placed African Americans behind the front lines. This was done to acknowledge that even though they were once overlooked they are desperately needed now to fight for their own freedom. Green also repeatedly reiterates the phrase “let us.” By referring to the audience as one entity it makes the bond that they share, being African American, stronger because it shows that they are all in this together and share the same experiences.
The overall accuracy of the movie Glory The movie Glory directed by Edward Zwick, depicts the tale of the 54th Massachusetts, which was the first all black regiment to ever serve in the Civil War. The battle scenes are very touching and emotional at times. However, the movie Glory depicts the Civil War at times inaccurately. Some of the inaccuracies found in the movie where minor and probably due to lighting issues, others however are major and temper with the actual story of the 54th Massachusetts regiment. One of the first inaccuracies that was present in the movie was the suggestion that most of the African American soldiers fighting in the war where fugitive slaves, like John Rawlins or Private Trip, who had escaped from the South and had a desire to fight for the abolitionist north.
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.
In this case Malcolm X wanted to fight to end the segregation him and his community were experiencing. On the contrary of the American REvolution which was fought to end Great Britain's laws toward our nation, their excessive taxes, and ending any trade or connection with Great Britain. After 200 years of being granted equality, freedom and liberty as claimed in the Constitution, African Americans were fighting to be able to have this right. The Civil Rights Movement was an era of segregation, violence, and corruption toward the African
Little by little they decided they needed more. African American men fought in War showing how well they can fight for their country alongside white men. Though slavery was the underlying reason for the war, another central debate was the rights of states versus the powers of the federal government (Bowles,2011). They fought long and hard not only for their rights but for the country they wanted to be so much a part of. Before the civil war African Americans still had no real rights.
The American civil war was a major turning point in the creation of our country today. The southern states wanted to preserve slavery for economic reasons, while the north wanted to abolish slavery for they believed in a free country for all men and women no matter what color. The battle of Gettysburg is considered a major turning point in the civil war because it ended the southern invasion of the north. On both the Union and the Confederate side roughly four thousand soldiers were killed, fourteen thousand wounded and five thousand capture. In Abraham Lincoln’s speech the Gettysburg address he spoke about the men that died in the field and how they would never be forgotten.
Slavery in the United States Daphne Bartlett 12-3-2013 U.S. History 1 SLAVERY When a person looks at all causes of the Civil War and how it was supposed to be a huge fight to end slavery and to help African Americans have a better life than the one that they were living it was not at all as simple as everyone determined it to be. When you investigate all the causes of the Civil War you always come back to the subject of slavery, included in the five causes of the Civil War you will find that these reasons are not at all separate from slavery. But when looking at it in all different directions you’ll see