This did not set all of the slaves free, but most of them. The proclamation also allowed blacks to become soldiers as many soldiers were needed. Another issue tied into the posting was slavery and war, letting the war also fight against slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t set all the slaves free, it helped the nation to become safer and better in terms of government and many other issues it used to have.
This era was definitely a period were the black people had little voice in their future and society. Most people in the north felt differently however. These people were called the abolitionists, and they were dedicated to freeing the slaves. The southern states, strongly disagreed with their views and
All people today should show respect to African Americans due to their struggle in reaching freedom and coming across difficulty. Thomas Jefferson added an anti-slavery statement within the declaration of independence but was deleted by the southern delegates due to the pressure. As plantation systems developed, the south began to depend on the slaves even more to carry out the work of its large factory farms. Southerners saw slavery as a necessary part of the economy. Slave trade was over in 1808 by law, but the smuggling of slaves in the U.S continued until the outbreak of the civil war in 1860( Skiba pg.
African Americans were no longer slaves and had freedom in the country after the American civil war but they weren’t truly free. Groups and organizations such as Northerners and Southerners and a government system seemed too keep freedmen locked in a slavery cycle. With laws, traditional viewpoints and an existing system that was broken caused difficulties for slaves to be truly free.. When the civil war ended the government system as well as citizens now had to deal with the issues of how too handle newly free slaves. Northerners who fought against slavery and Southerners who were for slavery had see slaves as free individuals in society, which was never seen before.
Though, in its infancy, the North accepted slavery and practiced its use, it was the South that delved deep into its practice. The majority of the North did not approve of slavery culminating in the introduction and passing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The South remained opposed to the notion of releasing slaves. The South depended on slaves to work on their plantations and provide free labor to ... ... middle of paper ... ...the South to maintain its economy and way of life without the use of slaves was the focal point of their defense. Southerners were desperate to keep slavery intact for future generations and the North was determined to see its end.
Jim Crow Laws were an extreme obstacle in the integration of African Americans. Hate Groups were another attempt to restrain blacks from integrating into society. Although the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments were designed to provide freedom for the slaves, they were still denied their freedom by specific obstacles. Although the Thirteenth Amendment outlawed slavery, whites kept their supremacy by finding legal ways to control blacks. Many white Southerners were not in favor of the 13th Amendment so many Southern states enforced Black Codes, which basically returned blacks to slavery without calling it slavery.
As a result, it caused conflicts between the north and the south as they debate the issue of slavery. African Americans are given limited opportunities because they are considered to be inferior and less educated than the white population. As slaves, they are only allowed to know basic facts about themselves and cannot have access to an education. Whites limit their freedom and opportunities by keeping them uneducated and treat them as if they were animals. They do this by making them work long hours in their unsanitary cotton plantations and whip them when they do not get the work done.
With the invention of the cotton gin in 1797, the demand for slaves increased. Yet the conditions in slave camps did not improve, and white Southerners justified the institution of slavery in nearly every conceivable way. Nonetheless slavery evolved from a “necessary evil” in Jeffersonian Virginia to a “positive good” in the antebellum South. This evolution infused America with a culture that was not allowed to form naturally. Therefore, blacks were put at a severe social disadvantage from the start, and the subsequent social cleavages that came to define the twentieth century should have been no surprise.
Many had lost loved ones from both sides; the death toll over six hundred thousand and the initial issues still remaining. Even with Lincoln passing the Emancipation proclamation and Congress following suit with bills freeing slaves, many southern states didn’t take action. Instead they continued to discriminate against the freed slaves. Many in the north only wanted slaves free simply to harm their owners businesses, but they were very clear they didn’t want the free slaves in the north either. This left many free slaves stuck in the southern states.
Fighting for freedom wasn’t just the white men that were allowed to be in the war and had their rights but there were African Americans part in this war to. When the war started there were African Americans participating the beginning but more started to join later on. The blacks that were part of the war were not enslaved but they faced many dilemmas because the white soldiers would ignore and deny them. As the war was going on, some places started to need soldiers so the Americans and the British say that anyone could join the war and if you are a slave you will be promised freedom after the war is over because of this many African Americans began to fight in the Revolutionary War. Free blacks and runaway slaves signed up for the navy as a privateer because they were offered almost equal pay.