American Civil War Research Paper

1118 WordsDec 14, 20105 Pages
The deadliest war in American history is known as the American Civil War killing nearly 620,000 soldiers and a mass amount of civilians. The War Between the States was fought between Southern slave states and the United States federal government. Southern states formed a group called the Confederacy, which went against the beliefs of the Union. Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America and Abraham Lincoln sought different views on slavery. Lincoln believed that all slaves should be emancipated and advocated the restoration of the Union. The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 supported the belief that all slaves who escaped, once captured were to be returned to their owners. This led to the War Governors’ Conference on September…show more content…
The shackles slaves had worn had then become a cash profit by selling the material as iron. The block that men were called upon to be sold to slave owners was banished. All men have the right to freedom as an American citizen; therefore will make their own decisions without influence from an individual with higher class status.” The secession is reasonable to the citizen for each and every individual has their own right to liberty and freedom under the laws of the constitution. “Union only made the procedure of redrafting southern states a faster process.” On an international level, the support from England or Britain was completely in Lincoln’s favor to go through with the abolishment of slavery. With the prior end of slavery in Britain and France, not only would Lincoln gain respect but support as well for this new approach. The Slavery Abolition Act in Britain was an act that refused the owning of slaves in the colonies. Lincoln supported the views of the British and transformed their views into the life of an American citizen. With outside support from other countries only helped America on a international level. After Europe had restored their Union, the hope of Americans according to the diary of John Beauchamp Jones “believed that it was the United States that would soon be recognized and hope for a new outlook was in store.” African Americans had believed that “the proclamation would completely transform each
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