Civil War Slavery Essay

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Slavery, The Compromise of 1850, and Bleeding Kansas all had huge effects in leading to the Civil War. Slavery is an obvious reason that the Civil War begun, the Civil War was about freeing the slaves throughout the United States. Secondly The Compromise of 1850 was also a reason it began because it upset the South. This compromised stated that the South could no longer expand making more slave states. Although it did stop the South from it also put a fugitive slave law into effect which meant all slaves in the North that had escaped had to be returned. They made this law because the North was trying to avoid war which obviously didn’t work the way they intended it too. Then lastly Bleeding Kansas also had an effect because it was the Civil…show more content…
On April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter was attacked by the South, this forced Abraham Lincoln to call for almost 100,000 troops. On July 21, 1861 the Union was defeated by the Confederate army southwest of Washington. On April 24, 1862 over a dozen Union ships set sail on the Mississippi River which led to them taking New Orleans. On September 17, 1862 the Union stopped the South at Antietam which led to be one of the bloodiest days in U.S. History. On May 2, 1863 the Union Army is defeated by the South in the Battle of Chancellorsville. On July 2, 1863 the Union won at the Battle of Gettysburg which turned the tide in the Unions favor. December 21, 1864 the Union captures Savannah. On April 2, 1865 the Union captures Petersburg which leads to the South surrendering on April 9, 1865. Then on December 6, 1865 the 13th Amendment was passed which outlawed slavery.
So in conclusion, the Civil war was one of the longest and bloodiest wars in United States history. Although it was so long and bloody I believe it was worth it because it formed are country making it into what it is today. So thank you to all who sacrificed their lives for the Union because what you did made not only the United States but the world change into somewhere I enjoy to
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