How Did African Americans and Woman Gain their Freedom after the Civil War - How Did African Americans and woman Gain their Freedom after the Civil War

How Did African Americans and Woman Gain their Freedom after the Civil War

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How Did African Americans and woman Gain their Freedom after the Civil War?For African Americans and woman the struggle towards freedom was a long on. Slavery and gender inequality predates the founding of America, showing up in the earliest known civilization of Mesopotamia. After the Civil War talks of suffrage, rights, and political activism took flight in America. However, it was many years before the men in charge decided to make the necessary changes.In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected as president, the initial goal of his term was to preserve the union: stop the slave states from spreading. After the battle of Gettysburg however, he issued the emancipation proclamation, changing his goal, and history. The union wanted liberation for slaves. Shortly before his assassination Lincoln convinced congress into passing the 13thamendment, ending slavery. The 14thand 15thamendments were passed as civil rights laws and cases like Brown vs Board challenged the deep rooted racism in the country. For woman, the wait was longer. The feminist movement began in the late 1800s, but it took until the end of World War One before it hit full swing. While the men were fighting the war the woman

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