How Did Abraham Lincoln Cause The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln

By Stewart Tankersley

Many people might recognize Abraham Lincoln as just the sixteenth president of the United States, but there is much more to his story than just that. Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. In 1830, he moved to Illinois and joined the legislature there in 1834. He married Mary Todd Lincoln in 1842 and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846. Unfortunately, he was sworn in as president on March 4, 1861. His election ultimately led to us (the Confederacy) losing. He was the first president to order a military draft. We were demolishing the North until Lincoln made one move: the commissioning of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant took control of the Union forces and began his prominent career where he starved the South at the Battle of Vicksburg. Lincoln
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People in the North believed that slavery was inherently evil and inhumane, but the South disagreed, believing that slaves were property and leaving all possible work on the plantations, up to them. This then led to the great Abolitionists Movement as many people started to view slavery as evil thanks to people such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The next cause of the war was the new expansion throughout the U.S. This caused new states to have to choose between the Union and Confederacy, which only caused for hate and strive between the two. Another conflict was Bleeding Kansas. This pretty much was the spark of the war in which physical fighting is concerned. The spark was fueled by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, which allowed people living in Kansas to vote on being a free or slave state. This caused many scuffles where people were killed, giving the name Bleeding Kansas. Although the conflict, Kansas did become a free state in 1861. We hope you enjoyed part one of the causes of the war section.The Election of
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