The American Civil War

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Introduction A civil war is a prolonged high-intensity conflict between people, countries, or parties, which is usually barefaced and armed. Every war has its causes either acceptable or not and some are inevitable. Commonly, civil wars are between countries within a state. It results from one country aiming to make implementations on their governing policies or take control of certain areas within the state. 1Civil War refers to the American Civil War, which took place in the year 1861 to 1865 in the US. It was the greatest war in the world’s history since it took the most lives of Americans more than any other war.2 It begun after seven southern slave states formed the confederate states of America declaring their disaffiliation from the North under Jefferson Davis’s leadership. These states were South and North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas and Texas. The north had superiority having twenty-three states including California, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio among others. The basis of the war was the abolitionist’s theories of emancipation and liberation of slavery, where the North supported the war since they wanted to create a state without slavery. Many people view the war as inevitable, as there was no other way to solve the conflict between the two parties. The south aim was to secede from the union, since they would not give up slavery while the north would not allow that.3 However, the

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