Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Race During the Civil War

Hello, this blogs topic is about race in America, like always. This one is special though, this time period was the civil war. This was a huge point in time for race in America. One of the biggest reasons for the war was slavery. The divided between whites and African Americans was never more prominent than this time. African Americans during this time period got three very important Amendments added to the Constitution. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. They freed slaves, gave African Americans citizenship, and gave them the right to vote. In the article, http://www.historytoday.com/susan-mary-grant/pride-and-prejudice-american-civil-war  Susan Mary-Grant talks about black soldiers during the war. She describes how both races of troops felt. The war was described as "the white man's war". Black troops did not want to fight in this war, but some had to. Others fought for their freedom. Southern fighters had to worry about Union soldiers fighting them and slaves trying to escape to the north from the south. After the civil war African Americans got many more rights, as described by the new amendments. This made the country as a whole become one. Thank you for reading my blog!


2 comments:

  1. Great Blog... really enjoy reading this. Why did some Blacks have to fight in this war?

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  2. Awesome info, i totally agree! But honestly i wonder if slaves would've ever been freed if the civil war hadn't happened...what do you think?

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