LAS 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Emancipation Proclamation, Involuntary Servitude, Fifteenth Amendment To The United States Constitution

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What Was The Civil War About(US)?
Key issues
Expansion of slavery
Keeping together US
April 1861: war begins and southern states secede
Confederate States of America
South Carolina
Mississippi
Florida
Alabama
Georgia
Louisiana
Texas
Later on: Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee
West Virginia admitted to Union during the war on June 20, 1863
Gettysburg 1863
Important battle because it turned the tide for the Union
Taking of ATlanta 1864
Wartime Reconstruction
Emancipation Proclamation of 1863
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction of 1864
10% Plan
Those who will be loyal to the US, if at least 10% of the population
will be able to establish a local government and eventually join the
Union
13th Amendment: Jan 31, 1865
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment
for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall
exist within the United States, or any place subject to their
jurisdiction”
Currently being abused by the prison industrial complex
getting free/cheap labor
Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands or Freedman’s
Bureau March 1865
These freed slaves still were not considered citizens
1960s is where you can clearly see the switch in the political parties
Presidential Reconstruction
Amnesty and Pardon
White supremacy
Lincoln’s replacement: Johnson was a white supremacist
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