The Civil War Was A Devastating Time For The United States Of America

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The Civil War was a devastating time for the United States of America. During this time the United States was divided. The Civil War was a four year long battle. It is known as one of the bloodiest battles ever fought. Consequently it was fought between people of the same country. We were divided between the North and the South. The cause of the Civil War was slavery. The North was against it and wanted slavery abolished. On the other hand the South did not want to part with slavery. Both the North and the South were very divided. Part of the divide was different lifestyles, structures of society, traditions, and political views. The term used to describe the divide between the North and South is sectionalism. This difference in opinions sparked hatred between the North and the South. In November 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States. Word of the newly elected president did not sit well with the South. Even before the election of Lincoln to the White House the South threatened to secede. Southerners’ did not want a Republican in the White House. By March 4, 1861 seven states had seceded. Then the Confederate States had been established. The Confederates had Jefferson Davis as their president. Later that year the Civil War begins. In began April 12, 1861 the Civil War began. Although this war was one of the bloodiest wars ever fought. It was a war well fought by women. During this time men played a huge role in the household. Unlike…
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