Towards a kind of freedom 1863-77

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  • Towards a kind of freedom 1863-77
    • They justified the importation of the slaves because:
      • They had a different, non-christian culture, perceived to be uncivilised
      • European technology superiority seemed to prove black racial inferiority
      • They didn't look like Europeans
      • Too few white men to do work, slaves were cheap essential labour
    • The American Constitution....
      • Treated slavery as acceptable and appropriate
      • Reserved considerable powers to state governments
      • It guaranteed certain rights to American Citizens
    • President Lincoln - what did he do?
      • On one hand he wanted to help the slaves by the Emancipation Act in 1863
      • However he also didn't want to upset his supporters in the South. Wanted to be like the rest of the world.


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