The American Civil War

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The American Civil War One of the documents I have chosen is the Address of Negroes. It started in Alexandria, Virginia, from August 2 to 5, 1865 was address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America adopted by a Convention of Negroes. It states that the war is over, the rebellion is “ put down”, and we are declared free! Four-fifths of our enemies are paroled or amnestied, and the other fifth are being pardoned, and the president has, in his efforts at the reconstruction of the Civil government of the states, late in rebellion, left us entirely at the mercy of these subjugated but unconverted rebels, in everything save the privilege of bringing us, our wives and little ones, to the auction block. During the 19th century United States Civil War began at 1861-1865 and the Reconstruction era also began 1865-1877 tested and defined American Nationality. The revolutionary declared of Liberty and Equality, American National Identity was tainted and haunted by the question of slavery and racial p...

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