The American Civil War : The Abolitionist Movement And The Women 's Right Movement

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The American Civil War was one of the most crucial and important war to be remembered in American history. The war was fought between the North (Union states) and the South (Confederacy state) of the United States. Slavery, was one of of the main crucial elements that lead to the Civil War. Although the existence of slavery lead to the Civil War, it also lead to many other significant moments. Two of the most significant and influential moments were the abolitionist movements and the women 's right movement. The abolitionist movement led by William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, raised the consciousness of the citizens of the North. This movement also benefited for the participation of many important women activists such as Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. These women 's lead to reciprocal support in the future, a hope that would prove false.

Slavery is a system of forced labor that has been going on for thousands of years in American history. A person who is a slave is forced to work extensive long hours of hard labors without being paid. As a slave, they have no right to freedom and were prohibited from any participation to lawsuits and properties. A slave was considered a man 's property, not a human being. Slavery was one of the main issue fought between the Union (North) and Confederacy states (South). The Southern states wanted a right to slavery, however, the Northern wanted to abolish slavery. To the Northerners, slavery was…

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