Civil War Dbq Essay

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After America became an independent country it was divided into the north region and the south region. There was a conflict between both regions; the north we anti-slavery while in the south slavery was the backbone of their living. Therefore they declared war on each other. When the civil war came in 186, America was not prepared. Due to the absence of professional and experienced leaders, both the north and south turned to the middle class to cooperate in the war including lawyers, teachers, businessmen as well as those with political experience. Many citizens in the United States volunteered in the war especially in the south as they were already influenced and wanted to take a serious action northern aggression. (Keegan, 2009). …show more content…

They succeeded in taking control of the federal castles and other properties. But afterwards it was clearly proved that the south had no right for secession. Secession is the main reason for the American civil war; it divided USA into two federal unities. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn as a president to the US, he was against the secession as therefore he declared that Confederacy was illegal and he called it “legally void”. Although Lincoln had no intentions to invade southern states, but he stated that it is only the U.S policy to collect the imports things from the ports. In addition, he was very clear that the southern states citizens shouldn’t be harmed by any means in spite of their demonstrations. The southern states demonstrated to try and protect their con-federal unity but they failed. The south reacted by sending delegations in Washington, offering to pay for the federal properties and trying to sign a treaty with the United States. But obviously they failed because Lincoln was very clear when he stated that the confederal union was illegal, therefore he refused any negotiations with the south – Confederal Union – since he declared that they are an illegal government any treaty with them would be a conflict to his words and that both union federal and confederal are in peace. …show more content…

For instance, the battle of Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter was located in South Carolina where the U.S. fortress' army had pulled back to dodge occurrences with neighborhood local armies in the roads of the city. Jefferson Davis requested the surrender of the fortress. Anderson gave a contingent answer that the Confederate government rejected. The attack on the Sumter made the north more eager to defend nationalism. In an action, Lincoln approached all the states to send powers to recover the fortress and other government properties, he also called for just 75,000 volunteers for 90 days. The legislative head of Massachusetts had state regiments on trains traveled south the following day and on May 3, 1861, Lincoln required an extra 42,000 volunteers for a time of three years. Four states in the center and upper South had more than once dismisses Confederate suggestions, yet now Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Carolina declined to send powers against their neighbors, pronounced their withdrawal, and joined the Confederacy. To remunerate Virginia, the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond. (Keegan,

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