The Battle Of The American Civil War

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The last battle of the American Civil War ended with bone-weary and bloodied Americans. This time marked the confounding challenges of peace between the Americans, the North and the South. However, the destiny of the Southern confederate states remained undefined. Now the only actions necessary were to reintegrate the Southern states into the Union and agree to the construction of the southern economy. As mentioned by Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address, the Northern and Southern states should unite
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation 's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and
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Before the Civil War, the Virginia Laws were established to denigrate African Americans and defined the absolute power the masters held over their slaves. Initially, Virginia was established as a colony that created its own government, customs, legal system, and mainly focused on making profit. Jamestown had great success in profit due to tobacco, its economic salvation, which was first grown by indentured servants, but in 1619 when British ships loaded with “negroes” arrived in Virginia, tobacco’s labor slowly began to shift from indentured servants to African-American slaves; this established the roots of racism and slavery, which in turn gave rise to the Virginia Laws. African-American slaves did not immediately replace the indentured servants because to purchase a slave, who was property for life compared to a servant who served only for seven years, was very expensive and not worth the cost since the approximated lifespan of a worker in the 1600s was about seven years. Though, near 1660, as Virginia became more economically stable and living circumstances ameliorated, the population of slaves increased as
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