Slavery Without The Name Research Paper

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Mikala Porcaro 9/3/2012 AMH 2020 David A. McLaughlin US History since 1877 Slavery without the Name In 1865 the South, or the Confederates, surrendered to the North in American Civil War.(1) Once the South had surrendered, President Lincoln believed it was the Presidents and Congress’ job to reconstruct the country. With the North winning the civil war, slaves had become emancipated. Blacks were now introduced to a free economy, civil rights, and citizenship that they had never experienced before. Farm owners for the first time were short on labor and didn’t know who would do the work. Blacks were able to negotiate wages and working conditions. However, it was not that easy for blacks to use their…show more content…
The Thirteenth Amendment completed the abolition of slavery in the United States. The attempt to abolish slavery first arose when President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.(1) President Lincoln and other Republicans were worried that the Emancipation Proclamation, would be seen as a temporary war measure. The proclamation declared the freedom of slaves in the ten Confederate rebellion states. This was a tactic by President Lincoln to have the rebellious states surrender.(1) This however did not free any slaves nor make slavery illegal. The thirteenth amendment “officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.”(3) This amendment finally gave blacks their freedom. Mississippi and Alabama both rejected this amendment. Southern states started standing up to President Lincolns’ idea of…show more content…
The Citizenship Clause represented Congress's reversal of the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision that declared African Americans could not become citizens of the United States. Civil Rights Act of 1866 had “granted U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the United States, as long as those persons were not subject to a foreign power.” (2) Now blacks were able to no their rights. They had the right to contest a contract and not be forced into labor. Becoming a citizen gave blacks their constitutional rights. The Bill of rights (first 10 amendments), serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of “personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public.” (2) “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of
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