Sectional Conflicts Between The North And The South Before 1865

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Sectional conflicts between the north and the south before 1865 lead to the commencement of the Civil War in 1860. Differences on issues such as States versus government power and the issue of nullification arouse causing increasing tensions in congress. Differences between economies also became problematic as the North was primarily industrious while the south 's main economic focus was in agriculture. Although the primary cause of the war was the pro slavery south compared to the northern anti-slavery view. The end of the Civil war gave freedom and citizenship to African Americans in America along with suffrage. White supremacists and terrorists groups attempted to suppress and disenfranchise the southern freedmen. These aspects created challenges …show more content…
Firstly, the period of reconstruction in the south after the civil war ended before completion in the south. The laws such as the civil rights act of 1865 and the new amendments to the constitution were predominantly “nullified” in the south due to the white control of local governments and such laws not being enforced (Doc 6). As a result African American remain inferior to whites in the south because they were not seen as equal in the eyes of the “white” laws. Guarantees of the constitution were not given such as trial by jury creating an unjust treatment of the lives continuously through 1865 and 1905. Secondly, immediately following the emancipation of slavery in the south, local government passed series of Black Codes. The creation of Black Codes goal was to suppress African American lives by creating simple activities illegal or difficult. The Parish of St. Laundry in Louisiana created a series of Black codes to suppress them to the original status of slaves through having to have a white guardian and paying fines (Doc 2). This shows that whites in the south created similar conditions for African Americans as previous slavery though control of local governments. This also shows that, it was next to impossible for Blacks to move through classes in the south. Thirdly, Lucy McMillan, a African American women in the south, illustrates white …show more content…
Many movements have been lead by both whites and blacks that have changed the sectional conflicts with the African Americans. Sectional conflicts in America during the civil right movement mirror the treatment of middle eastern and muslims after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Socially after the fall of the twin towers Americans discriminated against people of the muslim religion in America on the assumption that all middle easterners are terrorists. This is similar to the unjust social treatments of the African Americans through this period as whites only factor in discriminating against blacks was the color of their skin. Political discrimination towards blacks During 1865-1905 where shown through black codes and the Jim Crow laws of the south. Middle-eastern political discrimination in common in America today through new political campaigns mainly run by Republican party candidate Donald Trump to have every citizen of the Muslims religion registered in a database. Between the Social and Political decisions with both African Americans in 1865-1905 and Muslims in current time the United States Government and widely white population show discrimination of others based off of color and

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