How Was The Civil War Inevitable

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A question that has left many Americans puzzled is, was the civil was inevitable? Could the United States of America survived without the famous war? Would America be split in half? To answer this question one must look back and the reason the civil war happened and how it affected America. The United States was built on slavery; it is woven into America’s history. Right after the Revolutionary War, slavery was abolished in most of the northern states. But it was rampant in the South where most of the citizens were farmers working in agriculture. A large amount of workers was needed for the success of the crops. The South was desperate for people to work in the fields. So when ships arrived in 1619 with African Americans the problem was solved, slaves seemed like a simple solution. Even though the Declaration of Independence states, “all men are created equal” a large group of people was ignored in this statement. While white Americans were free African American …show more content…

Yes, but we will never know if slavery could have ever been abolished without the deaths. Even though a generation of men died it was for the human rights of African Americans. President Lincoln was one of the main supporters of the ending of slavery; He saw the hypocrisy of it. He said, “We began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for some men to enslave others is a ‘sacred right of the government’ these principles cannot stand together.” Lincoln understood the abuse of humans could not go unnoticed forever. In the North, many people wanted Lincoln to let the South become a separate nation, but he wanted unity between the North and South. But when the war started in 1861 no one, not even Lincoln, could have foreseen the four years of the horrendous bloodshed that was to come. The corpses of American boys would be shoveled into the earth - hundreds and thousands of them.

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