The 13th Amendment The 13th amendment was one of the most influential amendments to have ever been passed in our country. The passing of this amendment meant an ending to slavery and with that, an ending to an entire way of life. The Southern States that seceded from the union were forced to free their slaves and pass the amendment as part of their being allowed back into the union. The south was then forced to find a new means of supporting themselves and working their cash crops. With this amendment passed, the African Americans were finally free. Although racism and segregation still played a major role in their lives, they were no longer forced to work as slaves. I hope that by reading this essay you will learn how much the 13th amendment has shaped our lives and this country today. Before I get in-depth on exactly what this amendment does, it might help you to know a little about how it got started. This amendment was proposed by Abraham Lincoln himself to the 38th congress. Lincoln was strongly against slavery and spoke his opinions freely. With his election to the presidency, South Carolina voted to secede from the United States. This started a number of secessions, 13 in all. These states included: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky, they then formed the Confederate States of America or CSA. The main reason for these secessions was because the southern states saw the new government administration as a threat to the rights of the States to keep their institutions, especially slavery. This secession movement lead to the civil war, and after the CSA was defeated, the formation of the 13th amendment. While the war was being fought however, congress was hard at work formulating the 13th amendment which was first proposed on January 31st, 1865 to the legislatures of several states by the 38th congress. When the CSA...The 13th Amendment The 13th amendment was one of the most influential amendments to have ever been passed in our country. The passing of this amendment meant an ending to slavery and with that, an ending to an entire way of life. The Southern States that seceded from the union were forced to free their slaves and pass the amendment as part of their being allowed back into the union. The south was then forced to find a new means of supporting themselves and working their cash crops. With this amendment passed, the African Americans were finally free. Although racism and segregation
movie carried three powerful themes that I feel carried the story to a deep and appreciative standing. They are Lincolns’ deep understanding of human nature that portrayed his belief that good always triumphs over evil. His persistence to pass the 13th amendment provided the theme and the hard work that always pays off from his fierce politics. The themes stated are very prevalent in this film, and carry a deep meaning which I apply to this day.
Abraham Lincoln only had roughly one year of formal…
efforts in January of 1865 to get the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed
by the U.S. House of Representatives. Also Lincoln is afraid that the Emancipation Proclamation
will be discarded once the war ends, so it is important the he gets the Amendment through as the
war concludes. The time period that this film takes place is the final months of the Civil War
(January 1865 April 14, 1865).The film ends with Abraham Lincoln’s Death and flashbacks…
The Reconstruction Amendments were Amendments numbers 13, 14 and 15. In Amendment 13 the United States officially abolished slavery and anyone who continued to enslave African Americans would be punished.
The 14 amendment was first intended to secure rights for former slaves; meaning that they would be given equal protection under the law to all people. This amendment very well could have been the most significant structural changes to the constitution since the bill of rights.
On February 3,1870…
of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. Lincoln begins a year before the end of the civil war with the movie's only battle scene. It's a minute of the bloody, hand-to-hand combat at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas. Then two black soldiers…
There has been a growing opposition to slavery in the United States of America, ever
since the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Slavery had become widely debated as
either a good or a bad thing. Some people were strongly for it, and some people were strongly
against it. During the time of 1776 to 1852, many events such as the writing of the Declaration
of Independance, the 2nd Great Awakening, and the Compromise of 1850 occurred that
underlined America’s growing opposition to Slavery, and people began to realize that Slavery…
is the fight against slavery. Three commissioners from the Confederacy head up to Washington City, and Lincoln is confident that he could have their surrender within a couple of weeks. But before that can happen, he is driven to pass the 13th Amendment, which would abolish slavery. The Democrats hate the amendment, and even Lincoln's liberal Republican comrades want him to delay the vote. Only President Lincoln grasps the stakes that once the Civil War is over, the amendment won't pass, it will…
seventeenth century, a Dutch ship loaded with African slaves introduced a solution—and a new problem—to the New World. Slaves were most economical on large farms where labor-intensive cash crops, such as tobacco, could be grown.
By the end of the American Revolution, slavery had proven unprofitable in the North and was dying out. Even in the South the institution was becoming less useful to farmers as tobacco prices fluctuated and began to drop. However, in 1793 Northerner Eli Whitney invented the cotton…
Period 3 Block A
Unit 5 terms
1. 3 Causes for the American Civil War:
Kansas/ Nebraska Act: Chaos erupted after a decision was not reached regarding the issue of slavery in this territory. The free & slave government forming in that territory increased tension between free & slave states. The incident involving Charles Sumner and Preston Brooks further rallied together spirits of the North and South. Their very own brethren were becoming enemies…
residing in the Confederacy did not welcome that idea. Their actions during the war changed its
course and result. What began as a war to preserve the Union ended up being an ethical war to
abolish slavery. Their roles during the Civil War in 1861 up to 1870 showed they were willing to
fight for their freedoms, their loyalty to the country, and earn the respect of those opposing their
Despite their challenging pasts as…
starving, the newly freed slaves & the poor white southerners. Black Codes became a big thing in the Reconstruction Era, because the Reconstruction Era was supposed to end Slavery, and give Blacks full rights, but instead they came up with “Black Codes”, restricting the Blacks freedom. If a Black person left employment before the end of their contract in Mississippi, they would be forced to work for lower wages, or be arrested. In South Carolina the Black Codes prohibited Blacks to be employed in any…