The Civil War And The Confederate States Of America Essay

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The American Civil War is a civil war between 1861 and 1865 involving the United States or ("the Union") and the Confederate States of America (“the Confederacy”), led by Jefferson Davis, consisting of eleven southern slave states that had seceded from the United States. The Union included all abolitionist states and five "borderline" slave states and was headed by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. The latter was opposed to the expansion of slavery in the territories held by the United States, and his victory in the presidential election of 1860 led to the first secession of seven southern states, even before Lincoln took office. For four years, Southerners or Confederates, commanded by Beauregard, Jackson, and Lee fought the Northerners or Federals, commanded by Scott McClellan, Burnside, Sherman, and Grant, in a series of deadly battles, where the successes and setbacks swayed between the protagonists.
The cause of the war
The Civil War was the culmination of a social, political, philosophical and economic crisis that began at the birth of the United States. The question of slavery had not ceased dividing the country since its foundation. In the 1850s, the question of the abolition of slavery became more and more important Discussions in the Congress and the press between the opponents and the defenders of slavery were ardent than ever. The southern states were anti-abolitionist because their economy was essentially based on cotton monoculture, which required a
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