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Slave's Role In The Civil War

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The Civil War started on April 12th, 1861. A fight was between the North and the South. Southern states were livid at the fact that Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860. The newly elected president was an abolitionist during his time. The southern states felt like the presence of President Lincoln disconnected them from the Union.These southern states include North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Virginia. All of these states separated from the Union and created their own. The Confederacy. On April 12,1861 the Confederate side began the civil war at Fort Sumter.
Well how did slaves play a part in this whole conflict? Many slaves knew that the war was a fight against slavery. Abraham Lincoln did not want slaves to fight in the war. Until he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which gave slaves the opportunity to be free. The South however did fight for the continuation of slavery in their states. As the North fought for the protection of the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation, however was a ticket to freedom for slaves. This Proclamation gave the union the upper hand because the south feared that they would have to free all their slaves. This paper will explore the impact slaves had on the civil war. Slaves had a very vast influence on the
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This was due to the many advantages. One was leadership the union possessed the leader of the free world, President Abraham Lincoln. The President had the power to enforce rules that the confederacy could not do. For example the Emancipation Proclamation. The Union also had the upper hand because they had more people. The population of the North was far greater than the south. This means they had more men to fight in the war. The north had railroads and telegraphs. This made getting bullets and other much needed products to their destinations. (Callender, A,
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