How Did Equal Protection Cause The Civil War

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Equal Protection involves the 13th and 14th amendment. An issue that they had in the past was slavery. Some people thought that it was not right to have blacks as slave. Even if you were black and free you had no rights to do anything, they were not citizens. Dred Scott is what caused the Civil War, which Abraham Lincoln was President of the northern states. The northern states did not want slavery and the Southern states did. Due to the civil War there was hundreds of thousands wounded fighting for what they believed. That issue caused a divide that still affects the country till this day. The 13th amendment freed the black slaves, but did not give them citizenship. That is why they put the 14th amendment in place to give blacks citizenship

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