The development of the Emancipation Proclamation is valuable to understand how political leaders can use their powers to benefit abused populations. President Lincoln did not believe that confiscation of civilian-owned slaves was in military power 8. While being the president during the Civil War Era, Lincoln had to face and conquer a large amount of difficult missions that helped to save our country. Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln is considered to be one of the greatest American presidents who expressed himself as not simply a forceful war while demonstrating the vast power inherent in the presidency, but as a dictator, albeit in many accounts a benevolent and constitutional dictator. Even Jefferson Davis, president of the enemy Confederacy, disagreed with a war about slavery Wheeler 226. The Emancipation Proclamation was a major decision on our leaders parts, the issue of slavery had long been discussed and argued over. It transformed the Civil War into a struggle over and the meaning of freedom.
Lincoln knew that the proclamation would prove to be a useful tool of defense during the fierce Civil War. They were about thirty in number and joined a group of one thousand Englishmen as indentured servants. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Not only did the world focuses on the United States from then on in regards to slavery but the world started to open their eyes about the different existing slaveries, example Apartheid in Africa during early 20th century. At first, President Kennedy was hesitant to be courageous. Download file to see next pages Read More.
General Hunter replaced General Fremont in the Department of the South. The British were forced to reconsider their support for confederacy because such a support would be viewed as a support for slavery, a practice they had long abolished. The states of Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland and Missouri that practiced slavery were not included in the order because they were under the Union. Today, Abraham Lincoln is generally known as a great president who took charge of a country in need and did many things that had a positive influence over the United States. President Abraham Lincoln did not initially plan to free the slaves in rebelling southern states 2. The proclamation was important to history because it paved the way for the abolition of slavery in the United States. The declaration set the stage for the United States to begin the long journey to racial and social integration and equality.
In addition, the Emancipation Proclamation could only become a United States law through an amendment to the Constitution Tackach 9-10. The executive orders were issued by the president as the commander-in-chief of the United States army and navy, were meant to free slaves and end slavery altogether. Though Lincoln states that from a constitutional and legal standpoint he has no objections to the fact that he has the power to take all steps necessary to win the war by weakening the enemy, in which the emancipation proclamation would do to the South, he fears the potential massacre that could be a result of freeing the slaves. My stance to believing that is for the following reasons, in the 18-19th century there was a huge misunderstanding and separation between the South and the North. The Emancipation Proclamation, as well as legislation such as the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, was causing a new awakening of democracy; while the renouncing of secession by the South marked a definite triumph for Nationalism.
For Lincoln, that victory was the Battle of Antietam in September. The main goal of the Reconstruction was to rebuild a devasted South after the abolition of slavery, disruptions of the economy due to the war, and the tremendous amounts of deaths left it in near ruins Tindell. The Jim Crow laws were a series of anti-black laws which caused considerable amount of segregation in the South. The Emancipation Proclamation, authored by Abraham Lincoln and published January 1, 1863, freed the slaves. Although Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, he released the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to the public three months before, on September 22, 1862. The First Confiscation Act emphasizes seizure of rebel property and states slaves in the Confederate army were freed 7.
American Law Encyclopedia Vol 4. Historians argue whether the abolition of slavery is a direct connection to what Lincoln did. That contract mandated that the signers and their states agreed to remain as a Union. The articles The emancipation proclamation, 1863, and Life in the Civil War, 1862-1865, present an informative account of events that took place then, and the profound effects that they brought to the United States and her citizens. If Lincoln was issuing the proclamation for the welfare of slaves, he should not have cared about public opinion. From then on, sympathy with the Confederacy was identified with support of slavery.
Under its clauses, many African Americans were freed that day, and even more as the War came to an end and the nation become united under one government. Human slavery was the focus of political conflict in the United States from the 1830s to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Slave-owners did not believe that they had the ability to run their plantations without slave labour and in addition, having slaves gave them a sense of prestige and increased their social position. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to silence such pleas for abolition from Northerners, and because. On April 10, on Lincoln's initiative, congress declared the federal government would compenste slave owners who freed their slaves. In his Atlanta Compromise Speech, Washington speaks with great optimism because of the result of the Civil War Document 6. Contrasting with this, was how life was for them after the Emancipation Proclamation, in which the slaves were now free and could lead almost what was normal and productive lives.
Take the sample that you may read above as a basis for your own essay: use the topic, paraphrase the thesis statement, and use the works cited list for more research. Another predicament shown in the story was how when they were slaves they were sold to different plantation owners and separated from their family and people they care about. Abraham Lincoln was among the greatest of the presidents. Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation: 1861-1865. Even Jefferson Davis, president of the enemy Confederacy, disagreed with a war about slavery Wheeler 226. Eventually, Jefferson Davis allowed Blacks to fight in the Confederate army Wheeler 224-225. Looking back before this great proclamation, slaves were seen as less than humans, mistreated, and endured various hardships.
Download file to see previous pages Although the emancipation proclamation was intended to set free the slaves in the country, the decree did not immediately grant the freed persons automatic citizenship and subsequent rights. With President Abraham Lincoln's issue of his Preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, the Civil War developed to be a war to ultimately save the union and to abolish slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990 — as quoted in — Klingaman, WilliamK. President Lincoln took precautions to ensure Union soldiers would not go looking to emancipate slaves to fight in the Union army. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to reuniting the Union. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.