April 12, 1864 marks the date that the Fort Pillow massacre took place, the massacre occurred during the American civil war . It took place in Fort Pillow along the Mississippi river in Henning, Tennessee. It was an act of the Southern indignation towards the North’s choice to use Black soldiers in the war. From the onset of the conflicts, the Confederate faced the dilemma of how to treat Black soldiers captured during battle; whether to treat them as slaves in rebellion or, as prisoners of war as the Union suggested. Controversy arose in relation to the massacre of African- American soldiers who had surrendered, and whether the confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest condoned this inhumane act.
After only being president for six weeks, Abraham Lincon declared these southern acts of succession as illegal. Lincon then requested that congress would allow him to use 500,000 soldiers to help crush the very threatening rebellion in the south. Massive sections in the south were destroyed in the process of the north attempting to regulate the south. Lands were destroyed along with social structure and economics. In 1862, Lincon began to liberate the slaves in the south.
After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 4, 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President, and Johnson then initiated his Reconstruction plan. African Americans were initially affected by the Reconstruction plan through the abolishment of slavery, with the passing of the 13th Amendment. Although African Americans were considered free, they still suffered harsh discrimination with no existing civil rights that were recognized or acknowledged. For example, the Southern states that fought the war to support slavery developed “Black Codes” to make it l...
He asked congress for 500,000 soldiers to crush what he thought to be an aggressive rebellion. On April 1861 the war between each of these sides started, more than 600,000 people were killed and millions were wounded during the four years of this war. A lot of violent battles happened in the south. Also Union almost collapsed by the Confederate forces which could have changed the outcome of war. The outcome of this war would determine what type of nation America would become.
The author then stresses how historians rarely look at what these commissioners are verbally saying and how they are looked upon in a minuscule way. These commissioners were all slave owners mostly native to wherever they were sent to. Even though this is not all of the information on the men it is important to the story of the neglected historical figures. The basic story of the Apostles of Disunion takes place between eighteen sixty and eighteen sixty one. Commissioners appointed by the state traveled all over the south in pursuit of one goal: to persuade political overseers and gather citizens of the slave states to help diminish the Union and form their own nation, a Southern nation.
These five states were called the “Border” states. On Friday, April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began. It was started due to a disagreement between the North and the South states about slavery. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts ever, resulting in the death of over 600,000 soldiers. Slavery was a big issue back then, and was a main source of wealth for the south.
He was a planter in Mississippi from 1835 to 1845, when he was elected to the U.S. Congress. In 1846 he resigned his seat in order to serve in the Mexican War and fought at Monterrey and Buena Vista, where he was wounded. He was U.S. senator from Mississippi from 1847 to 1851, secretary of war in the cabinet of President Franklin Pierce from 1853 to 1857, and again U.S. senator from 1857 to 1861. As a senator he often stated his support of slavery and of states' rights, and as a cabinet member he influenced Pierce to sign the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which favored the South and increased the bitterness of the struggle over slavery. In his second term as senator he became t... ... middle of paper ... ...llion; those of the North at $331 million.
Southerners were bitter, some were homeless, and Union troops occupied the South as it would a conquered territory. Yet somehow, a feeling of loyalty to the Union had to be r... ... middle of paper ... ... the Compromise of 1877, freedmen lost all that they had gained in the twelve years between the Appomattox surrender and President Hayes’s inauguration, and faced another century of political, economic, and social strife. Bibliography Class notes, US History AP per.1 , Mr. Eddy, 1/00. Katz, William Loren. An Album of Reconstruction.
The American Civil War was from 1861 to 1865 it was a civil war between the United States of America and the Southern slave states of the newly-formed Confederate States of America under Jefferson Davis. The Union included all of the free states and the five slaveholding border states and was led by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. Republicans opposed the expansion of slavery into territories owned by the United States, and their victory in the presidential election of 1860 resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office. The Union rejected secession, regarding it as rebellion. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
A second cause was the Dred Scott v. Sanford case, this case had a slave in Virginia who tried suing for his freedom but couldn’t because he was recognized as being a piece of property and didn’t have the legal rights since he was a slave. This made abolitionist angry and raised tension in the North and South. The election of 1860 was another cause of the Civil War, this was when Abraham Lincoln was anti-slavery and he wasn’t on any of the southern ballots. After Lincoln had won the election, the southerners thought that they had no input into the election. The Civil War had a few different reasons on why it had started, slavery was one of them as well as the economic differences between North and South also known as state rights, a third reasoning was the election of Abraham Lincoln.