The Positive And Negative Consequences Of The American Civil War

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Civil war was one of the bloodiest and destructive wars in American history. It was defined as the war between the states. This war brought many positive and negative changes to America which resulted in many consequences. When Abraham Lincoln became the first republican president who was against the concept of slavery, many southern states separated and formed a new nation. Abraham’s promise was that he would not allow the United States to be broken down to small, squabbling countries. That is when Civil War started, because of the disagreement between the free and slave states over slavery in the west. The fundamental cause of civil war was the expansion of slavery and sectionalism. Civil War began on April 12, 1861 and ended on May 9, 1865. Throughout these four significantly…show more content…
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 1862. It was to free all slaves in places where there was still a rebellion against the Union. In 1864, the amendment to abolish slavery was approved by the United States Senate but was declined in the House of Representative. In the election of 1864, Lincoln was elected again with the majority of Republicans in both houses. The amendment was sent again to the new congress. It was passed 119 to 56 and it came out in December 1865.
There were many more significant events that took place during civil war. the American civil war brought many changes and improvements to our nation. This war was remembered in many ways by Americans, including the results of the 13th Amendment being passed and slavery being abolished in America. Even though Abraham Lincoln wasn’t an abolitionist he didn’t like the idea of slavery plus he knew that freeing the slaves would help the north both politically and economically. Abraham Lincoln’s goal was to keep United States united and he was successful in making that
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