If the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves then why did we need the 13th amendment?The Emancipation Proclamation had several limitations. It only freed the slaves and therefore only applied to states where slaves were being held. It did not address the Border States or states that had come under Union control. It was an important document in the aspect of the moral commitment to emancipation, but did not have the gravity or the scope of the 13th amendment.Who were Carpetbaggers and Scalawags?Carpetbaggers were northerners who went south for the purpose of capitalizing on the fall of the Confederacy. They were known for the luggage that they carried known as "carpetbags". They often established businesses or purchased plantations. Scalawags were native Southerners who had become cooperative agents of the Union after the war. The Southern whites that were still dedicated to the Confederacy viewed them as traitors and called them scalawags.What is Juneteenth?Juneteenth is the day that is celebrated as the final freeing of the slaves. On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers led by Major General Granger landed at Galveston Texas with news that the war had ended. This prompted thousands of freed slaves to take to the streets in celebration, dance, and food. It has been widely celebrated in the South, and has recently gained more national attention as a traditional holiday.If you could go anywhere in time that we've talked about (1800-1865) where would you go and why?I would like to have been
on the Gettysburg Battlefield when Lincoln gave his famous address.