Abraham Lincoln's Abolishment Of Slavery

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Abraham Lincoln was elected on 6 November 1860 and his election played a role in the abolishment of slavery. Before Lincoln was elected he was open about his views about slavery. Abraham Lincoln believed that slavery was immoral and shouldn’t exist in America. Abraham did not have any supporters in the Southern States of the States at they were pro slavery as slaves worked on their plantations and essential for their economy. The northern states however supported the abolishment of slavery. Many southerners were angered with the election of Lincoln as they feared he would create new policies against slavery. Despite Lincoln being anti-slavery he did not abolish slavery after being elected but southern states were afraid he would and then 11 …show more content…
It lasted 4 years and resulted in Approximately 620,000 soldiers deaths. These deaths came from combat, injuries, starvation and disease during the time. This was the war were the most American lives were lost even more lives were lost during this time than they were lost in Vietnam. The war ended with the Northern states winning and the rebellious states against the north returned back to the union. There were many causes and triggers that caused the American civil war but the civil war started because of the differences on between the Free states and the slave’s states over the national government to ban slavery in territories that had not become states yet. Abraham Lincoln who was elected in 1860 promised to keep slavery out of those territories. The seven slave states at the time (Southern California, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee). These states seceded and formed a new nation that was pro-slavery called The Confederate States of …show more content…
These abolitionists caused more tension which lead up to the start of the civil war. Another cause of the Civil war was the Missouri compromise. This was when the states had gained extra land from U.S Mexican land. The abolitionists started to argue that this land should slave free and for it to be anti-slavery. Slavery supporters believed that if they didn’t fight for this land the whole country would be anti-slavery. Another major cause of the civil war was the economic and social differences between the southern and northern

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