Why Did Lincoln's Decision To Win The Civil War

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The issue of slavery came to its breaking point in politics in 1860’s, shortly before President Abraham Lincoln took office. Southern Democrats viewed Lincoln as sympathetic to slaves and believed he threatened the future of slavery because he supported keeping slavery out of new territories. Once Lincoln won the election, North Carolina seceded from the Union in December, 1860 with six others soon following. Southern states Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas, along with North Carolina succeeded, out of complete fear of the end of slavery in the south. They assembled their own government, The Confederate States of America or more commonly known as the “Confederacy” and secured slavery under their Constitution. Although the Civil War did not officially begin until the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in April, 1861.
As Lincoln requested for state militias in preparation for war, four additional states succeeded and joined the Confederacy, while the border minimal slave states felt pressured to join as well. States like Maryland were held by Union forces deeming secession was illegal. Other border states such as Kentucky and Missouri
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For this reason the south hoped to win the war in several ways, one of which was hoping Britain or France would support them with military aid, as of way of protecting their cotton imports from the south. Although, the south mistakenly underestimated these countries reliance on cotton from the south, and they found other means of getting cotton. Another factor was like most the countries during the 19th century Britain and France had banned slavery, therefore, they knew they could not support the corrupt institution even if the south was winning the war. Nonetheless, these countries did help with old war ships as well as allowing the sales of war bonds from the

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