African American Soldiers in the civil war


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This is a breif introduction to the history of slavery and the black soldiers who fought in the civil war.

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  • African American Soldiers in the civil war

    1. 2. African American soldiers in the civil war Index <ul><li>Bottom Rail On Top * Inequalities Facing Black Troops </li></ul><ul><li>History of Slavery In American Part 1 * Black Soldiers of the Confederacy </li></ul><ul><li>History of Slavery In American Part 2 * Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>A Soldiers Response * Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Resolved </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Posters </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact </li></ul><ul><li>The 54 th Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>It did not falter, the 54 th </li></ul><ul><li>Sergeant William Carney </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact of the 54 th </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>“ Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters, ‘U.S., let him get an eagle on his buttons and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the United States.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Frederick Douglass </li></ul><ul><li>(1818-1895) </li></ul>Quit
    3. 4. <ul><li>1517- the trans-Atlantic slave trade begins </li></ul><ul><li>1619- Twenty African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>1641- Massachusetts becomes the first colony to legalize slavery. Other colonies would soon follow. </li></ul><ul><li>1688- Pennsylvania Quakers pass an anti-slavery resolution. </li></ul><ul><li>1739- The Stono Rebellion. </li></ul>Quit
    4. 5. <ul><li>1775- First abolitionist society is organized </li></ul><ul><li>1804- Underground Railroad established </li></ul><ul><li>1820- Missouri Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>1831- Nat Turner’s Rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>1850- Fugitive Slave Law enacted </li></ul><ul><li>1854- Kansas-Nebraska act </li></ul><ul><li>1857- Dred Scott Decision </li></ul><ul><li>1859- John Brown’s act on Harpers Ferry </li></ul><ul><li>1863- Emancipation Proclamation </li></ul><ul><li>1865- The 13 th Amendment </li></ul>Quit
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    6. 7. <ul><li>Abolitionists had been pressing to put blacks into battle since the first shots were fired. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress authorized their recruitment in 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation urged it. </li></ul><ul><li>It took a full year for the blacks to put on blue coats and serve under white officers. </li></ul>Quit
    7. 8. Recruitment Posters <ul><li>Recruitment Posters 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Posters 2 </li></ul>Quit
    8. 9. This was published in the year 1863. It called upon all blacks to rise up and fight for the union. It promised protection and pay which was very appealing. Back
    9. 10. Notice use of Valor and Heroism and how it applies to the cause. Back
    10. 11. <ul><li>The victory at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana by black soldiers changed the attitude and behavior expressed by many white soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks made up one tenth of the northern army by the end of the war. </li></ul><ul><li>185,000 blacks wore Union blue, twice that of Lee’s army at Gettysburg. </li></ul><ul><li>The 54 th Massachusetts at Fort Wagner, South Carolina. </li></ul>Quit
    11. 12. <ul><li>Six hundred black men assaulted a Confederate position at Fort Wagner, South Carolina in an effort to take Charleston. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 40 percent did not return. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle was seen as the biggest act of bravery and courage by any African American infantry during the war. </li></ul>Quit
    12. 13. Assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina on July 18 th 1863 Robert G. Shaw, commander of 54th Massachusetts Regiment Back
    13. 14. <ul><li>When the color bearer fell and the order to withdraw was given, Sergeant William Carney seized the colors and made it back to his lines despite bullets in the head, chest, right arm, and leg. </li></ul><ul><li>It took thirty-seven years for Sergeant Carney to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. </li></ul>Quit
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    16. 17. <ul><li>Restricted to menial military tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Their officers were almost all white. </li></ul><ul><li>No black soldier was allowed to raise above captain. </li></ul><ul><li>Paid ten dollars a month, three dollars less than white soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Several regiments served without pay. </li></ul><ul><li>The issued clothing was susceptible to severe weather. </li></ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul>Quit
    17. 18. A cartoon depicting black soldiers in the war. Back
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    19. 20. Back
    20. 21. Concept Map Quit
    21. 22. Resources <ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>“The Civil War” By. Ken Burns </li></ul><ul><li>United Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul>Quit