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UNIT 6

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CIVIL WAR ERA

I PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN


a. What important document did he create during the height of the war and
what did it mean for African Americans?
b. How did Lincoln REALLY feel about the equality of blacks and whites?
c. What motivated President Lincoln to allow African Americans to fight in the
Civil War?
II. BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
a. Why did African Americans in the north actually VOLUNTEER to fight for the
Union?
b. Why did some African Americans fight on the side of the Confederacy?
c. Who were the 54th Massachusetts and what did they do

III. CONFEDERATE SOUTH


a. Which states made up the Confederacy?
b. What did the Confederacy want so badly that they were willing to secede
from the country to have?
c. What was the symbol (flag) of the Confederate south ?
IV. JUNETEENTH
a. What is Juneteenth?
b. Why would African Americans today see this as an alternative to celebrating
the Fourth of July?
c. Why do you think most African Americans do not know about Juneteenth?