Essay On Slavery In The Civil War

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Slavery in The Civil War The American civil war from 1861 to 1865 divided many people in the United States, even turning brother against brother. There were also great amounts of bloodshed and was one of the bloodiest wars in the US and left a heritage of brief and bitterness. And the basis of this war, slavery, slavery is usually very cruel and has been around since early man. Their were two sides to this war, the North and the south. The North consisted of 19 free states in which slavery was prohibited and in the South 15 slave states which could own slaves. A major figure of this war includes Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln usually called this “a house divided”. The main reason for slavery in the south was the warm climate and the long growing…show more content…
This act was passed by the US Congress in 1850 as part of the compromise of 1850. This act was on of the most controversial factors of the 1850 compromise and heightened the North’s fear of a slave power conspiracy. It required that all escaped slaves, upon capture to be returned to their masters and that citizens and officials form free states had to cooperate in this act. Bounties were often put on escaped slaves heads to help capture them. Oftentimes, free slaves were captured in free states because of this act and resold or returned to original masters. Many blamed the Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad for these acts because they helped free many…show more content…
The constitution states “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” What this means is All men are equal and no race or peoples are different from any other peoples. The constitution is also stating that we have natural rights given by god and can not be taken away from anyone. Right after the civil war, there was even an amendment made called the 13th amendment in which abolished
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