Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

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Out of the first sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln was the first president who created foundation about ending slaves in America via his Emancipation of Proclamation. Lincoln was also a strong supporter for Homestead Act and The Pacific Railway Act, which became an essential law for American economics. Furthermore, 13th Amendment was Lincoln top priority in legislation after he was reelected as the President. President Abraham Lincoln truly became one of the greatest presidents via these achievements. In the presidential election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected to become the 16th President and this presidential result began a civil war in America. During the election, most of the Southern states did not vote for Abraham Lincoln because they knew that Lincoln was against slavery, which violated Southern states constitution. In April 12, 1861, the Civil War occurred and main reason of the war was because Lincoln believed that slavery should be banned. Lincoln’s belief showed that he thought everyone should have their freedom to live. In January 1, 1863, Lincoln introduced Emancipation of Proclamation even though the civil war was about his banning slavery policy and belief. The Proclamation declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free” (The Emancipation Proclamation). The Proclamation brought Abraham many advantages when it first introduced. It helped the Northern States, which called Union, had more…
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