Civil war DBQ - Ibraheem Ali THE REALLY LATE DBQ When the...

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Ibraheem Ali THE REALLY LATE DBQ When the civil war began in 1861 it began for many political reasons, all of which were affected by the question of slavery, but didn’t entirely focus on. However the course of the civil war led to the abolition of slavery which created more issues that needed to be dealt with. In the years between 1861 to 1870 African Americans shaped the course and consequences of the civil war thru political action such as the emancipation proclamation, civil rights act of 1866, and Militia Act of 1862. And thru participitation in the war efforts of the union that secured a victory against the confederacy. And their influence in the social issues that came from the long years of slavery and that were meant to be cured by programs such as the Freedman’s bureau, and two camels and a mule that were obstructed by unofficial laws and prejudice that manifested in laws such as the black codes. The first major political action that the African Americans affected was the Militia act of 1862, the act that made African Americans eligible to participate in the war efforts of the union, “You say you will not fight to free Negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you” (document C). Also during the Republican Party platform in 1864, the Republican Party identified slavery as the main cause of the civil war. “That as slavery was the cause and now constitutes the strength of this rebellion” (Document D). the solution to that problem, was the abolition of slavery,
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