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The Pros And Cons Of The Civil War

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Although the United States of America is made up of a plethora of different ethnic groups, ages, social classes and individuals with different viewpoints on a variety of matters, there is one thing that binds us together. That is the common goal of furthering a country where anyone can make a difference, where everyone is united. However, that was not always the case. The Civil War is an example of how a series of events actually perpetrated disunity between the states, and a buildup of tension led to the people of America turning against one another. The Civil War was fought from 1861-1865. Two groups had emerged in America: the Union and the Confederation. While the Northern Union states wanted to abolish slavery, the Confederate states in the south were against it, for the fact that many southern states relied on the slave industry to keep their plantation afloat. The Civil War not only was begun to determine whether or not slavery should be abolished altogether, but whether or not unclaimed territory in the west should be adopted into the States as slave states or not. This war was incredibly brutal, and historians now believe that over 850,000 men lost their lives. The road leading to this disunity was made up of several events over time that continued to stir up controversy. One of these such events was the ending of the Mexican war 1848. After the war had ended, America had been ceded western territories. This raised a new question for the American people. While
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