The Civil War Of The Southern And Southern States

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Major civil war events took place between 1861 and 1865, which was a contribution of the division of nations. The war was between the southern and northern states. The northern states were not supportive of slavery in comparison to their southern counterparts. Although slavery was a major cause of the split between the north and south, it was not the only reason. The economic status, cultural activities and the position on state rights were also factors contributing to the division among the states. Slavery was a major issue that divided the northern and southern states. In this paper, the focus is on slavery as the divisive factor of the division of the northern and southern states.
The civil war began with the election of Abraham Lincoln, who was not in support of the slave trade. Lincoln then issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all the slaves in the state that were not anti-slavery. Lincoln also supported the 13th Amendment of the constitution, which stated “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” In simpler words, this amendment abolished slavery and involuntary service (United States-Lincoln on Slavery). The issue of slavery within the United States was a major occurrence in the 1850s but was in existence before then. As there was a division of political parties, support…
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