The Effects Of Slavery In The American Civil War

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"There 's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There 's nothing good in war except its ending." Abraham explains why the civil war was violent but necessary .The civil war was fought from 1861 to 1865. On December 20, 1860 South Carolina was the first to secede from the US along with Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. As we know today slavery was a huge conflict of early America. The effects of slavery were catastrophic to those held in the bondage of it, but ultimately it helped shape America into what it is today. Many African Americans even today experience the after effects of slavery in terms of racism and discrimination. There are several questions that are often brought up in today’s time regarding …show more content…
The Civil War was started due to seven states in the lower south that had already formed the Confederate States of America and threats of more successions remained. Lincoln was just elected and he had promised not to interfere where slavery already existed. “By succeeding the southern slaveholding class also proclaimed its unwillingness to become a permanent minority in the nation, still not all slave states were yet willing to cut their ties to the nation and Northerners too disagreed about the consequences of secession and the appropriate response to it. Once fighting erupted however preparations for war became the primary focus in both the North and the South (the nation goes to war …show more content…
More than 620,000 men died in the Civil War. The southern states were occupied by Union soldiers, rebuilt, and gradually re-admitted to the United States. Some might say the civil war was fought for the power to control the west and western expansion, but I think it was because of vendettas between northern and southern states on the idea of slavery. Because, after the war was over, the Constitution was amended to free the slaves, to assure “equal protection under the law” for American citizens, and to grant black men the right to

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