Why Did The North Win The Civil War Essay

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The Civil War was the result of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won the election in 1860, as the first Republican president on a platform promising to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. Military during the Civil War was off, but equalled out in terms of stats, North having better leadership and South having better weapons. As the United States expanded westward, two new territories were created from the issue of slavery in the United States. The U.S. government let the two new territories decide whether or not to allow slavery. Since it was up to the people to decide on slavery, Northern abolitionists lured anti-slavery supporters to move into the new territories and vote to make Kansas and Nebraska free states. Southern pro-slavery supporters did exactly as the North did to make Kansas and Nebraska slave states. The two sides clashed with one another and created a battlefield in Kansas.…show more content…
Political parties were splitting along North and South lines and even violence was becoming an issue in congress itself. Before the election of 1860, Southerners had already agreed that if a republican wins the election, they would leave the Union. As it came to be, Lincoln, a republican, was elected and the south truly did leave the Union. During the four months, before President Lincoln's inauguration, President James Buchanan did nothing to stop the secession. It may be even concluded that he was sympathetic to the Southern cause. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, and by February 1861 seven more southern states followed South Carolina's
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