Abolition Movement Causes

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“I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided.” (Abraham Lincoln) The President himself knew something had to be done. He knew that otherwise the United States would no longer be United. The Civil War was the most bloody and gory fight that the United States ever had to endure, and it was with itself. At least six hundred eighteen thousand Americans died in the Civil War, and some experts say the total even reached seven hundred thousand. The Civil War was caused by a feuding union, that knew it would not survive if things continued on in the devastating ways they were. No decisions could be made, people were arguing and weren’t getting along, and eventually the war began. Two of the most important causes of the Civil War were the Abolition Movement, and the Election of 1860. Although the Abolition Movement happened in the 1830’s, it was still a large cause of the Civil War. It caused a large amount of dissension within the country, and reminded people that the country had fought for liberty, and now was treating people with the same harshness they were trying to get away from half a century ago. Abolitionists were people who believed that slavery should be completely stopped. These people even …show more content…

There were many causes to this war, but the main two were the Abolition Movement and the Election of 1860. Without these two occurrences happening, the war may not have started. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost in a fight amongst a nation. This caused for a large change in the country’s future. So, if the war was never started, without all of the changes and effects of the Civil War, what would become of the United States? Would it have

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