President Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War Essay

1271 Words May 20th, 2016 6 Pages
As the United States grew and became more advanced with technology and with their production of things a struggle sprout up. After the American Revolution ended in 1782, the arguments between the North and the South began almost immediately (Valentine). There was a struggle between corporation and civil society, which essentially played a role in the Civil War. Corporations made huge profits from procurement contracts and took advantage of the disorder and corruption of the times to buy legislatures, judges and even presidents. Corporations became the masters and keepers of business. President Abraham Lincoln saw terrible trouble. Before President Lincoln 's death he he warned the people that “corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow, and the power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed (Points of View Reference Center).
During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in the North and in the South lived in very different ways. The North was more industrialized, it was the center of manufacturing and business. Between 1815 and 1861 the economy of the Northern states was rapidly modernizing and diversifying. Agriculture was still a dominant sector in the North, but industrialization had taken root there (Valentine). Northerners invested heavily in an expansive and transportation system that included canals, roads,…

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