Presentation on theme: "African Americans and the Civil War"— Presentation transcript:
1 African Americans and the Civil War Chapter 4 Section 2
2 Enslaved African Americans Seek Revenge Treated as a contraband or captured war supply in the Union handsSome in Missouri under Fremont became free – later reversed due to being a border stateLincoln thinking of the right time to issue an order dealing with emancipation – did not want to appear desperate
6 Emancipation Proclamation Freed all people in places of rebellion after January 1, 1863 – in reality did not free a single slaveImpactNorth – redefined the war as being “about slavery,” increased enlistment of African American soldiers – Militia Act allowed them to enlistSouth – Put an end to any thought of peaceful negotiation, will be a war until the end
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