The United States And The Civil War Essay

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So many things transpired between 1850 and 1900 when we talk about the history of the United States. The Civil War (1861-1865) alone is full of significant events that usually fill our history books. Slavery was prevalent and resulted in violation of human and civil rights. In California, started to advocate for statehood, and civil leaders who wanted to develop a growing region and also to gain power were so excited to have a new civil government. Thus, the California Constitution was drafted by 48 delegates in 1849, aiming to enforce a legal order in this vast territory. The first two sections of this constitution highlight the issue of freedom, independence, inalienable rights, defending life and liberty, acquiring property and protecting it, safety, and happiness. Moreover, it stipulates that the Government is responsible in protecting, security, and benefiting the people and that it has the right to change it if it is for the good of the public. The questions whether the “alienable rights” of Californians were protected or if the Government of California were keen on giving “protection, security, and benefit of the people can be answered by the evidences of the land disputes as well as other issues of slavery, discrimination, and criminality. With the prevalence of these issues even when the civil and human rights were emphasized in the California Constitution, Californians were not getting the protection and security that the Government should have given them.…

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