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The Freedom And Full Citizenship Of All African Americans

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Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and because of this the south seceded and formed the confederate states of America. Shortly after, the civil war begun with the attack on fort Sumter and more southern states seceded. During the civil war Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation that freed all the slaves in the states that seceded, this was the first step to the freedom and full citizenship of all African Americans. During the time of the civil war and reconstruction period constitutional and social developments moderately influenced a revolution. The 13th- 15th amendments influenced constitutionally. Socially, Freedmen’s Bureau, Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws countervailed a revolution.
Constitutional developments influenced a revolution because of 13th-15th amendments, these amendments freed all slaves, gave African Americans civil rights and the right to vote. The fight for the 13th amendment up roared after uncle toms cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle tom’s cabin showed the horrific truths about slavery and how slaves were treated badly. This turned many people against slavery and influenced them to fight for the freedom of slaves. Most people wanted the abolishment of slavery but knew that when slaves were freed that they would want civil rights and voting rights. Although the federal government was strong enough to free the slaves they were not strong enough to protect African American voting rights (doc C). This was revolutionary because for generations
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