Civil War 8


In 1860, arguably the world's greatest nation was locked in Civil War. The
war divided the country between the North (Union) and South (Confederate).
The war lasted five years and by 1865 the Confederate forces were truly
beaten. Out of this horrendous war though, where some 600,000 men died grew
a greater sense of nationalism than is today, unrivalled around the world.
The American Civil War is interpreted differently by many historians but
most see the catalyst as slavery, the motivation as economic, the outcome
was a unified national identity.
Slavery was a major issue that triggered the American Civil War. Slavery
started out, as a few individual slaves coming from England that ...

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called Abolitionists. The South
relied strongly on the slave trade and when the North spoke of abolishing
it, the South spoke of forming there own country, The Confederate states of
America. The South began to see that the North was going to take action
against the South's inhumane slave policy. In early 1860, South Carolina
formed under a new flag, Confederate States of America flag, so that they
could continue to operate their slave trade. What followed was an ordinance
of succession which saw the other slave populated states also swear an oath
to the Confederate States of America, also so that they could continue
their slave trade. This situation was found to be unworkable and it divided
the country in two. So in the words of Abraham Lincoln, 'A house divide
against itself can not stand. I believe this country can not endure
permanently half-slave, half-free.' Slavery formed two opposing societies
and could not have been abolished with out the Civil ...

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