SLAVERY AND ABOLITIONISTS<33


BY-
AMBER CRAMER AND KAHDIJAH COLEMAN


Slavery And Abolitionists
Slavery arrived in Virginia in 1619, which is partly why the Civil War appeared. The people of the North opposed of slavery more than the South part did. The South wanted slavery. The North went up against slavery. The people in the north side did not need slavery as much as the south side did. The people that lived on the north side owned, operated and worked in factories and mills.
The South grew cotton and needed very many workers for little amounts of money.

Slavery During The Civil War
This was not the only main reason of the appearance of the Civil War. All the different opinions convinced the South to still let it go on as they wanted it too. While Mr. Lincoln was the 16th president, NOT ONE southern state voted for him because, well he was against slavery. Lincoln and his republican party had that one goal of stopping the expansion of the slavery population. The state of South Carolina believed that it would secede from the Union if Abe was elected, and it did so in December, 1861. It was shortly after that time period, that the other Southern States, such as, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. In February, 1861, a month before Lincoln was inaugurated, these states formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. The most important cause of seceding for the White South was the right to preserve the African Americans slavery within their borders. White Northerners didn't want slavery in the new area's of our nation because they wanted that space of area to be preserved for the white-non-slave-holding settlers.
The North went to War
To preserve the American Union, and the White South part went to war for independence so that it might protect the slavery. Opposing slavery made the union difficult. Accordingly, some union generals, like George B. McClellan in the state of Virginia and Henry W. Halleck in the West were ordered to not only defeat the Southern's armies, but also to prevent any rebellions.Southerners used their slaves to build building and factories, and haul supplies. Because their was always the possibility for a slave to try to escape through union lines, slaves at front were watched way more closely than on their home farms. Slave owners were reluctant to send their own slaves to the front for two main reasons. 1st) They risked the loss of the most valuable property. And 2nd) because the men were mistreated mostly, they returned to their homes frequently in poor conditions. Owners would send the unmanageable ones to the Army.

The 13 Amendments
The Thirteenth Amendment was passed by the Senate on April 8th, 1864, than passed by the House on January 21st, 1865, but than adopted on December 6th, 1865. On December 18th, 1865, it was declared in the Proclamation of Secretary of State William H. Seward.It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments.




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