Basically all of the South’s resources were going to hell. Uncertain economic times make it pretty hard to make a living. African Americans found themselves to be politically limited during this time as Southern states passed laws that limited their access to exercise their right to vote. Literacy tests were used to keep blacks away from ballot boxes, as some states limited the right to vote to those who could pass a literacy test; a large majority of slaves had never learned to read or write. Not surprisingly, white voters were often given easier passages than blacks.
, U.S. History 1.06 Assessment 9-24-15 Social Limitations: During the Civil War times and after the war, the African Americans had it rough. The Whites and the Blacks were not exactly friends, more like business partners if anything. The African Ameri8cans were not allowed to live in the same neighborhood as the Whites. They had to live in separate communities and even then there were still problems. The African American children did not attend the same schools as the Whites.
Douglas encouraged the Kansas Nebraska scheme. This is because he needed the support of the South for the development of the Pacific railroad through the north of the country. This act would slice the territory of Nebraska into two territories, Kansas and Nebraska, and slavery would be decided by popular sovereignty. Through this system, Kansas would most likely become a slave state, and Nebraska, a free state. To carry out this plan, Douglas needed to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which forbid slavery above the 36 30’ line.
They were the minority and were not treated with respect as a whole from its community. African Americans were relegated to menial jobs as porters, ditch – diggers, servants, shoe shine boys and the like. Hate groups against the Negroid’s inflicted beatings and lynching’s while public officials looked the other way. African Americans were also segregated from the mostly Caucasian population. They had to attend poorly equipped schools.
A Rail-Splitter Splits the Union The Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln, passing up on William "Higher Law" Seward who had too many enemies. The Republican strategy was to win the election without getting a single Southern vote—a bold plan. They were successful in bringing together a broad group including free-soilers (stopping slavery's expansion), manufacturers (a higher tariff), immigrants (rights), westerners (a Northwestern railroad), and farmers (cheap homesteading
In fact, Blacks were denied education. It was not until after the Civil War that Black people began confronting the issue of illiteracy. In modern day society blacks have low test scores. The ability to articulate words the same as educated Anglo-Saxons has bridged a wedge in recognizing written words. The Black community, as well as teachers needs to understand, that although they have come far from slavery the English patterns learned created a new dialect amongst the African
President Polk want to go to war with Mexico, while the Wig protested against going to war with Mexico. Document G. Sumner argued against the war because it all started because of the States annexing Texas, and it was unconstitutional to annex Texas at the first place. While in document H, the editor of New York Sun stated it was fine to go to war with Mexico because it brings the Mexicans liberty, safety, and prosperity. Another problem was the compromise for Oregon between the States and British. Due to the compromise, the northern border of the Oregon territory was set at the 49th parallel.
How have African-Americans worked to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil rights? Cherrelle jones Professor Naomi Rendia History Ashford University 15 August 2012 During the American revolution of the 1860’s, population of the African American in Northern America formed approximately 1% of the population. African American got single out due to their color since they arrived in America as slaves. White people believed black people were inferior to them. Compared to other races, they got humiliated, enslaved and denied fundamental rights by the whites.
There were many problems African Americans were facing before the New Deal became an instrument in the saving of the United States economy. Because of the Depression, African Americans workers were pushed out of jobs, favoring White workers. Because Blacks were last hired and first fired, it made it easier for them to lose their jobs at faster rates. The near subjugation of the tenant farming system destroyed many work opportunities for blacks to have any work because many black agricultural workers did not have other job skills, they were highly unlikely to get employment elsewhere. Many black farmers could not obtain contracts for their crops.
But if we think about it, without the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, things might have never of changed. African Americans could still be treated like slaves and not treated like human beings. America would still be a very segregated place. Freedom Summer was a very dark time in American history but all in all, America has turned out pretty good. It’s no doubt that America was not the most favorable place during this time period for most, if not all African Americans.