African Americans During The Civil War

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African Americans in the Civil War
Everyday, people wake up and take it for granted. Just the simple and small things in life, people don’t seem to really appreciate. They tend to be ungrateful for the things that have been basically given to them. Many people of today do not realize the severity of how hard it was to get to this point in history. African Americans have had to face very strenuous times in order to make this world a better place. African Americans faced difficult times during the civil rights era, some of those hardships were; segregation, voting rights, and assassination of prominent African American leaders. The role that African Americans played in the Civil War was in fact bigger than anyone could ever imagine. One of the main reasons was that the South had slaves and the North did not, and while the North wanted to abolish slavery the South had different plans for their slaves. Since any African Americans were illiterate, this made it much easier for the white man to sell and dominate the race. Once arriving in America the African Americans began to realize that they were in a completely different world. The North and South began to soon realize that Slaves were starting to revolt towards those old uprisings. The slaves soon began to take a big part in what the Civil War was going to become.
The Civil War took place between 1861 and 1920. The African Americans would try to become part of America and begin to take strides in gaining their freedom. Since…
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