The Civil War And The American War Essay

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The war with the most death of Americans was not the World Wars, Cold War, Vietnam War or Korean War, but the Civil War. The Civil War is one of the most monumental moments in the United States that threaten the stability of the Union. The United States was split into two opposing sides, the Union and the Confederates, with opposing ideas; Americans pinned against one another in combat for their ideals and goals. The Civil War has multiple causes, but the most renowned reason was the abolishment of slavery. With the conclusion of the Civil War and the defeat of the Confederates, many efforts were made to establish the freedom of the slaves, such as the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution, and the status of freedman. However, with the discontent that was harbored in the former Confederates, “white southerners [tried to] reestablished civil authority in the former Confederate states in 1865 and 1866”; this thus led to the creation of the Black Codes ("Black Codes." The white southerners tried to regain control over freed slaves, acquire cheap labor and establish white supremacy through the Black Codes. The Black Code was mocking the efforts of the civil war since it recognized and limited the rights established in the civil war for the freed slaves, and recreated the slave like working environment before the civil war.
Looking closely at the Black Codes, it was compiled with numerous laws that either granted or restricted the rights of the freed slaves.

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