How accurate are they? a. Part of the regional tensions were due the northern delegates wanting to end slavery and the southern delegates wanting to increase slavery .Mason of Virginia was against slavery, he felt the government should have more power over slavery. His predictions are pretty accurate. Ellsworth from Connecticut considered in moral light, ought to free those already in the country.
Crazy Horse’s forces didn’t have advanced arms, but he had better wisdom and tactics of war. He defeated extremely arrogant Custer. While at the end of the poem, Custer said that he would be reborn whenever dictators need him or whenever movie-goers want to watch him. This is an ironic and humor ending. Through this ending, Alexie indicates his view on Custer: he was standing on the side of dictators; he was a bad guy.
In another case, Paul is seen trying to save the life of an enemy that he has stabbed, he fails but his efforts shouldn’t be forgotten. His friends refer to him as a hero, and he neglects this title and all the medals. Paul doesn’t like war and what it represents, to him, war is the real evil. The government forcing people into war, without giving them a choice is evil War can easily turn any person into a hero. Corporal Himmelstoss was an average polite postman before being drafted into World War I, not soon after he became a bully.
While the white men were fighting, the slaves had to continue laboring on farms or supporting the South’s war efforts. The typical Southern slave owner had maybe one or two slaves, and the typical white Southern male owned none. The men of the slave states were either, artisans, mechanics, or more frequently, a small farmer. This reality is very important in understanding why white Southerners went to war to defend slavery in 1861. The fear of slave rebellion distracted both the Southern slaveholder and the Northern invader.
It threw many people together from various backgrounds who might not have met if not for the war.- Working class and middle class, black and white, different religions and ethnic groups. The African Americans fought in the war for their country and believed that their contribution to the war should get them recognized as American citizens. They were recognized as heroes, but couldn’t be served in restaurants back home. In the UK, it is popularly believed that for the first time, wealthy middle class country dwellers actually got to see the state of poor town children who were evacuated out of the town because of threat of bombing. Women, also, had been forced to do former men's work: munitions, farming, factory work etc.
Before the Civil War even began the Caucasian population had some views towards slavery and African Americans. The country was divided into three basic parties. The Abolitionists, who wanted to abolish slavery. The Southerners, who wanted slaver protected and extended into the West, followed by a the third group, who opposed slavery, but didn’t mind if slavery was extended into the West as long as settlers got to vote (Integrations, 2008).
Buffalo Soldiers Jeannie Richter The African American soldiers also known as the “buffalo soldiers” were the most faithful of all the soldiers. They had the least number of desertions which is surprising seeing as they received the worst treatment but they were paid “$13 a month plus room and board (Feature Essay).” Their break finally came after the Civil War when congress passed a law stating that black troops could serve in the regular peacetime army. The law of course didn’t end racism in the regiments towards blacks. Males were not the only ones that received mistreatment in the army. “On November 15, 1866 Cathay Williams became a soldier (Williams).” She was the first documented black woman to serve in the army before
Slavery is said to be the one breaking point that lead to the Civil War, but it is also said that during that time slavery was on the way out and was not the cause of the Civil War. That’s a whole other topic, though. Each side had very valid points as to why slavery was good or bad. Each side was right, from a certain
However, much of the land consisted of swampy wetlands or unfertile pinewoods unsuitable for farming. To make things worse, by 1866 bureau officials tried to force freedmen to sign labor contracts with white landowners, returning black people to white authority. Black men who refused to sign contracts could be arrested. Families were often cheated out of their fair share of the crop. Without land of their own, they remained under white authority well into the twentieth century.
They dealt with many stressors throughout just one day. Slaves were constantly denied important rights, constantly treated as inferiors, and constantly doing restless work for their owner; whereas the white race was granted many rights, had many more opportunities, and basically walked all over the black race. Whites thought of it as a bad thing to be black causing a sense of inequality for decades. They treated blacks a way that no human being wants to be treated and because of this the black race became angry at whites. The act of slavery also caused other tensions.