January 10th, 2018
Conditions for freed slaves after the passing of the 13th Amendment
The ratification of the Thirteen Amendment heralded a new era for the slaves in America. However, despite its intention to abolish slavery throughout the U.S., in the period following the amendment, the lives of the slaves were not greatly altered especially in the South States. This was because, though the union army was in the south to help in the implementation of the decrees that the congress made, it, nevertheless, was not able to offer protection to all the people who had been enslaved for many years. In the following paper, the conditions that the slaves enjoyed, especially in the Southern states, after the ratification of the thirteen amendment are discussed. The paper discusses aspects such as laws, opportunities, migration, racism and education that existed during the period, explains the influence of the revolt on the slave ship- AMISTAD- and the court case over the Africans on board this ship on the Abolitionist movement in America, and discusses the role of Freedman’s Bureau in obtaining freedom for African Americans. Need a custom paper written on this topic? Place your order now and get a well-written paper today.