Monday, February 21, 2011

Values of Civil War, America 1861-1865

Historians say the American Civil War is a testament to the liberation of the human spirit for all time.

The initial freedom of Black slaves in America was set in the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Two more years of horrendous killing with destruction to the traditions of slave-owning southern states enabled Blacks to escape north. There, they could also enlist as soldiers and fight for the freedom of their families. The values of the American Constitution are what eventually required a Civil War... Slavery in America was officially outlawed in the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the Constitution. It would yet take another century for Blacks to regain ground for which so many had given their lives during the Civil War.

Civil War is not over - - until we have all done our parts to insure our freedom from bigotry, sexism and racism. Our task is to understand our Constitutional Rights and make sure our efforts to create justice is not a joke.

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