Historical Background of Slavery During the Civil War

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Historical Background of Slavery During the Civil War
People of the North and South including blacks and whites experienced social, economical, and political changes. it was a huge dramatical changes during this period of time. Houses, farm lands, schools, and community centers were all destroyed. All these took place during and after the civil war. After the Civil War, freedmen worried about their freedom and right. “ Their actions raised a host of questions about what rights the freedmen would be entitled to, including land ownership and voting” (Saul,Donnell, and Keen) . Also, slaves were given the opportunity to be freed from their masters. However, their freedom were still restricted. They were segregated from the whites in public places, transportation, and in school. This was as a result of slave owners who protested against slave freedom. According to history.com, “congress made enough effort to help restore back the life of the freedmen by creating the Freedmen’s Bureau in March 1865. The Freedmen Bureau took effect for a short period of time, before it was destroyed by the southerner and vetoed by Johnson on February,1866. Meanwhile, freedmen enjoyed some benefit of the Freedmen’s Bureau, such as education, food, housing, and medical services, before the Act was destroyed. However, It was after the Reconstruction act, fifteenth amendments, and Jim Crow’s laws that freemen were officially recognized as citizens of the United state, and were allowed to vote”. Furthermore, southerners augured that if slave men should gain their freedom, they would not make profit on cottons, and also it would led to less production of agriculture products. However, because the southerners relied so much on slave men, they began to viewed slavery in different perspectives. Some believed that slavery is been supported by the bible. Again, southerners protested that…...

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