When the war was over slavery was abolished but in the Presidential Election of 1864, Douglass did not support Lincoln because he felt that Lincoln was not enforcing that the blacks still could not vote, instead he supported John C. Fremont. When Lincoln died Douglass was one of the speakers, saying that Lincoln was a “white man’s president”, he also mentioned the positive and negatives about Lincoln’s presidency and how Lincoln want the expansion of slavery to stop but not completely eliminated. When Douglass gave his monthly speech in September 1861 “The Mission for War” (Douglass 176), he wanted to criticize the way that the army was being segregated and how black were not being given the same opportunities as white soldiers. He begins by mentioning how many blacks fought during the Revolutionary War, who received their freedom, but would still be willing to fight for their country if need be. But the Union does not want blacks with weapons since they themselves believed that black soldiers would not make for adequate troops.
Johnson was a southerner so he gave back the southerners their political rights. By the end of 1865 most of the former confederate states canceled the acts of secession but refused to abolish slavery, to give full citizenship to African American men. So, the union generals who governed the South blocked anyone who would not take an oath of loyalty to the union. President Johnson tried to stop many of these policies, and the House of Representatives impeached Johnson. He remained as President but began to give in more often to the Republican congress.
Mervy Michael HIST 366-001/ Prof. Moran Final Paper 12/2/14 Topic 2: Protest versus Accommodation: The W.E.B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington Debate Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois are revered as two of the most important figures in black history. Booker T. Washington was born a slave to a black mother and white father. Throughout his whole life he was quite poor and from a young age worked in salt mines. Through a scholarship, however, he was able to study at Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute of Virginia and years later he graduated in 1875.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio on February 8 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman would later become one of America’s greatest army officers (Virtual). Famous for his idea of “total war” Sherman was named after the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who had unsuccessfully tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusion (PBS). Sherman was one of eleven children. When his father died in 1829, William was raised by multiple relatives and family friends. While living with different families, Sherman lived with Senator Thomas Ewing who obtained an appointment for William to attend the United States Military Academy where he graduated 6th in his class in 1840 (Civil).
They engaged Mexican troops in October of 1836, starting the first official battle pf the Texas Revolution. Hell bent on extinguishing any existing spark of the rebellion, Santa Anna started assembling the Army of Operations in Texas in an effort to restore order. Nearly all of his soldiers were raw recruits. A lot of them were also forced to enlist. The Texians went about cleaning up the Mexican troops that were already positioned in Texas.
During the Texas Revolution, there was a number of battles that took place over the years. Some of the Battles that took place was the Battle of the Alamo, Battle of Gonzales, Battle of San Jacinto, and Battle of San Patricio. The Battle of The Alamo started when the Mexican troops launched an assault of the Alamo mission in San Antonio. The Texans eventually defeated the Mexican Army during a new Battle called Battle of San Jacinto which actually ended the revolution. The Alamo which was known as the Battle site is now “the most popular tourist site in Texas.” The Battle of San Jacinto was led by Sam Houston on April 21, 1836.
In 1846 the United States declared war against Mexico. The U.S wanted to spread west and follow Manifest Destiny but in doing that they took Texas away from Mexico. After annexing Texas, slavery was brought into the U.S. The United States under the leadership of President Polk clearly provoked Mexico into attacking US troops on the disputed border. These are all reasons that the U.S had no business starting a war with Mexico for territory that was legally theirs.
This transition caused American settler's living in Texas to seize several of Santa Anna's garrisons, including the Alamo. The author states though that the questionable historical inaccuracies occur when historians and directors try and find out why the Americans decided to stay and fight for the Alamo when there was no clear chance of winning the battle. The 1960's movie suggests it was a fight for freedom for Americans, and therefore could be why the director left out the fact that the fight for defending the Alamo was led by four groups of people, including one group of Mexicans seeking to restore the Mexican Republic. In addition, the author
However, the government continued to shoot down the idea and so the states began to consider secession. Soon after President Lincolns election South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas seceded from the union, and created their own. They did this because they believed Lincoln to be antislavery and looking out mainly for the northern states interest, however he never said that he was antislavery in fact he once said: "I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that
In 1846, Lincoln ran for the House of Representatives and won; While in Washington, he was known for his different view to the U.S. Mexican War. He opposed this war because he saw it as a way to extend slavery. The War started when Mexico said no to the Republic of Texas becoming a state. This was the first foreign war for the states and soldiers from every state served in, including Robert Lee, Thomas Jackson, and others. These men later were an important role in the Civil War.