Civil War Target 3

By: Emily Yang

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was an order for freedom which was meant to force the Confederacy states to follow the new policy. The document stated that all slaves were to be set free. Soon, all of the Northern state soldiers were fighting not only for unity but also for the slaves freedom.


After the Civil War, the U.S. government added another three amendments. The 13th amendment, the 14th amendment, and the 15th amendment. The 13th amendment's purpose was to make slavery illegal in the U.S.A. The 14th amendments purpose was to provide citizenship to all people born in the U.S.A no matter what race and finally, the 15th amendment stated that the right to vote could not be denied because of race or skin color.

Appomattox Court House

On April 1, 1865, Union troops attacked the Confederate near Petersburg. Because of this, Lee's defenses collapsed. After this Lee's army
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Robert Hickman

Robert Hickman was born into slavery in 1831. This man was one of the first slaves to gain his own freedom, along with his wife and children, in Minnesota. He was known for being a leader amongst the African American community in St. Paul and because he was one of the few slaves who knew how to read and write.

What problems did the former enslaved person Robert Hickman face when he settled in Minnesota?

When he reached Minnesota, many of the riverfront workers didn't want them to land on the shore because they were afraid that they would take their jobs.

What are two effects the Civil War had on Minnesota?

Everyone who had stayed at home now had to work a lot more, especially if you worked on the farms. Also, many of the soldiers that went to war died.

Where the Civil War ended

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What effect did the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment have on reconstructing the U.S.A. after the Civil War?

These amendments' purposes were to protect the rights of African Americans by having consistent laws throughout the country. As a result three new laws were added to the constitution. Each of the three laws added on protected the rights of African Americans.