Emancipation Proclamation

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    Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, and Rutherford B. Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States, were both Republicans who pursued a career in law prior to their presidency. Lincoln was an American politician who severed the United States until his assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. In 1846, Lincoln ran for the United States House of Representatives and during his term he became known as an advocate for civil rights amongst those of color.…

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    Baptist minister and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., in his speech, “I Have a Dream,” asserts that African Americans did not have the freedom to exercise the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness granted to them by the constitution because of abhorrent racism. King supports his claim by illustrating the deplorable discrimination black people faced through the use of metaphorical language. He also employs anaphora to suggest that a united front, united…

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    confiscate any property from the Confederate states, and as slaves were considered property, they were taken as well. The main goal of these acts was to free the slaves located in the Confederacy, and they gradually allowed for a more powerful form of emancipation just months later. After the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln…

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    words of the constitution. He was ready to take a more dictatorial role among the people. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was introduced, but it was not what it supposedly appeared to be. It was, in essence, a document that would lead us to the end of slavery. According to Lincoln, his proclamation was just a war measure, and it did not mean anything about ending slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation caused problems across our land. There were hard feelings, race riots, and even deaths. The…

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    "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal." These famous words were penned by Thomas Jefferson nearly a century before America truly started taking them to heart in 1863, when President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the enslaved African Americans. However, equality was still not completely present after the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction period brought both positive and negative social, political, and economic change. Though…

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    The documentary Slavery by Another Name reveals the surprising fact that African Americans were still being treated as slaves even after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. The documentary enlightens the viewers on the many ways that African Americans struggled after being released from slavery. The term Slavery by Another Name arrives from the many ways that whites in the south found legal ways to enslave African Americans for long periods of time. The abuse that the court system…

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    Lincoln knew that that Emancipation Proclamation was on shaky legal grounds once the war was over. He was aware that the high strength of the Slave Power and its collaborator in the North; he didn't know if promises of emancipation would be honored by governments that came after he left office unless the Constitution removed slavery. The supports given by American whites to slavery and later to judgment against African-Americans tells us that the people can be wrong and that majorities rule, not…

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    There were very apparent differences before the American Revolution between the North and South. Economic, political structures, and the social settings of the North and South differed significantly. During the early 1800’s is when the North and South really started to divide and there were noticeably huge differences in the way each area was running and how they handled things. Slavery and free blacks was one of the major differences of the two and was responsible for the civil war. The North…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Legacy

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    Everybody who’s anybody knows who Abraham Lincoln is. Some know Lincoln as the man on the penny, the man with the large top hat, or even the president who was assassinated. But those who have taken the time to get to know Lincoln, know that he was far more than that. A man of character and of his words. A man of equality and justice. A man who influenced America’s view on slaves, and saved the union while boosting the economy. Lincoln was the greatest and most influential president in American…

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    John F. Kennedy promulgated the Civil Right Legislation. With the hope to eradicate racism in America without angering several whites, King called for calm mass support in his speech. In the first few paragraphs of his speech, King addressed the Emancipation…

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