Emancipation Proclamation Dbq

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The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, this document stated, “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free. ("Emancipation Proclamation") After 1865, a document was passed that declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." (13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) This document was the 13th Amendment and it changed history forever. After the amendment was passed, in many ways blacks and immigrant were not much different from one another. Meaning that they both went through and eventually over came quiet similar challenges throughout history. These challenges they faced included, but were not limited to economic struggle, lack of educational, social inequality, and the denial of politically involvement at one point or another. (Immigration to the United States - American Memory) Most of both blacks and immigrants were treated unfairly, put into debt, used, and disliked by their government.…show more content…
After arriving in Packingtown, Chicago they found that was not the case. They found themselves surrounded by dirty wooden buildings and factories. These Factories constantly emitted harmful thick smoke that produced a somewhat indescribable smell through out the town. He and his family also found that because the wages were higher in America, so were the prices of just about everything. (Sinclair, 1971,) Former slaves became sharecroppers for the same reason, to sum it up; they were looking for an opportunity. Although, it was too late to react, many of them found themselves right back where they had started in the first place. (Sharecropping. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17,
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