It was a sad time, but it was also a hopeful time. The Civil War helped African Americans to get citizenships, rights to vote, and the right to be free. Over 600,000 people lost their lives during the conflict, some fighting for freedom, and others for enslavement. After the Civil War ended a new age started, the new era of Reconstruction. Which for the most part the north had good intentions to help the South rebuild all that was lost in the Civil War from 1861-1865.
********* AP US History 11-10-11 1820-1860 DBQ From the years 1820 to 1860 americans sought to resolve their political disputes through compromise, but by the 60's this was no longer effective. What are the reasons for this change??? The United States was and is a fast growing country. We've all heard about the civil war, and how it changed the states through different freedoms and such. But what was it that set this country overboard?
Irreconcilable differences may lead to emotional responses. This was the case with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written in 1852. The mid-1800s were years of tremendous sectional and slavery-related turmoil. The Northern states experienced growing activity in the abolitionist movement and the opposition of slavery expanding into the West. The South, deeply rooted in tradition, upheld its convictions about the necessity of slavery.
The years leading up to the Civil War are full of political and social events that fueled the differences between the northern States and the southern States. All the events leading up to the bloody war were significant; however, the following had the greatest impact on deciding the country’s future: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850 which included the Fugitive Slave Act, The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, The Dred Scott decision of 1857, John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, and finally, Lincoln’s election to President in 1860. Of these political and social events, the most important one, which lead to the division of our country, was the Compromise of 1850. This act alone set the course and helped deeply divide the country over the issue of slavery. All the other events fueled the fire and eventually lead to the only war fought on American soil.
Their goal was to abolish slavery completely and prevent it from harming many people. By sacrificing their lives into the war, this shows how devoted they are to putting an end to slavery even though the Reconstruction failed. The filmmakers’ goals when making this movie were to show how slavery was the reason why the Civil War was being fought. Throughout the movie, the African American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry underwent harsh training as well as being treated unequally. They were used for manual labor and nothing else until Robert Gould Shaw stepped up for the soldiers to have them fight in the war.
In the first few months after the fighting ended, white Southerners had to contend with the losses of life, property, and in their eyes, honor. The time was ripe for the Ku Klux Klan to ride. Blacks, having won the struggle for freedom from slavery, were now faced with a new struggle against widespread racism and the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan. Why was the formation of the KKK accepted and not stopped? An obvious explanation of the South's widespread acceptance of the Klan is found in the institution of slavery.
Vanessa AP US History Period 3 Mr. Catalinich 31 January 2012 Events in the 1850’s that Contributed to the Causes of the Civil War In order to get back their “property”, the South pushed Congress to pass the Fugitive Law of 1850 as a part of the Great Compromise that postponed war between the North and South for four years. The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was mostly aimed at the Northern States, requiring all citizens of America to find runaway slaves, regardless of their moral beliefs. The South viewed slaves not as human beings, but as property to be kept, sold, or even killed. It forced the North to become a part of the “slave system” even though they had clearly taken no part in any ownership. Those who tried to help slaves escape
But by the end of the Civil War in 1861 almost all of the slaves were free. Some slaves by serving in the Revolutionary war and some by running away to the northern states. When every state promise to free their slaves after fighting against the British state after state abolished slavery and antislavery grew and grew. This pressured the southern states to end slavery. 2.
Freedmen would see some measure of good fortune with the creation of the Freedmen’s Bureau in March of 1865. The Bureau assisted blacks with food, clothing, shelter and jobs. Congress voted to continue this effort for three years, and the Bureau had more power to settle contract disputes, and manage special military courts. Johnson vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill in February of 1866. A second bill was passed in March of 1866 making blacks U.S. citizens, but this effort was soon overturned by Johnson, on the grounds that the bill would’ operate in favor of the colored and against the white race”.
Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery. In North America abolitionism was a movement to end the slave trade and set slaves free (Abolitionism, 2011). There are hundreds of people that go unheard of and will never be recognized for their role in the Underground Railway. We may celebrate the role