Importance Of Events Prior To 1865

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In the Introduction lesson, it recapped events prior to 1865. Events such as the birth of The United States of America in 1776, with a constitution put into place in 1789. During this period of time, the U.S had some great presidents and some not so great ones. Three major events happened, the War of 1812, to prove our independence to England, the Jacksonian Democracy, which caused political rifts between people, especially about slavery. Slavery divided the country apart, eleven Southern states wanted out of the U.S, resulting in a Civil War, in which President Lincoln, forced all the states to stay together. After the Civil War, it left the country in pieces, the Reconstruction era occurred from 1865-1877, to attempt to shape the country
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