Slavery And The Civil War

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Slavery and The Civil War When most people think of Abraham Lincoln, They remember him as the one President, or the one single entity , who freed the slaves. Most are not aware that before slavery the young nation was going though growing pains there were years of political strife and social upheaval that culminated in to Civil war that actually resulted in the Emancipation of Slaves. Slavery was pivotal to the compromises and conflicts of national politics in the decades leading up to the Civil War. The Sectional Crisis between 1820 and 1860 set off numerous controversies that ended up in the courts and in Congress. It started with the Missouri Compromise of 1920 and continued with the Compromise of 1950 that in turn…show more content…
With slavery being used as a political tool, the Northern government used it to justify their fight with the southern States. The Emancipation Proclamation gave the Civil War it’s vitality and cause. The war would be fought to win for no other reason than the Emanipation of Slaves. As a result of the Union Victory , The 13th admendtment finally legally freed all American slaves began the Reconstruction Era. Reconstruction was meant to piece the nation back together and help assimilate the newly freed slave into American Society. The results of reconstruction would ultimaltely harm the African-American and serve as the foundation on to which the social` ,economically and political inequality of the African- American was laid. This be a would the black struggle with for the next 150 years. In the years leading up to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, tensions began to rise between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions within the U.S. Congress and across the country. They reached a boiling point after Missouri’s 1819 request for admission to the Union as a slave state, which threatened to upset the delicate balance between slave states and free states. The Missouri Compromise was an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri .To keep the peace, Congress orchestrated a two-part compromise, granting Missouri’s request but also admitting Maine
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