The United States And The Civil War

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"All Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among there are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" (Declaration of Independence). According to the U.S. Constitution the purpose for which the United States was created was to establish a perfect union within the citizens of the U.S. through justice, safety, welfare and liberty. In my opinion, although the U.S. Constitution states this, I do not believe this perfect union is in favor for everyone in this country because of the unjust events that have taken places within this country such as slavery. I believe the U.S. Constitution purpose only applies to those who are in higher power. The Civil War started because of unbending differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. So, I believe that The Civil War and Reconstruction helped Americans to start moving in the direction to reach the original goals of the United States of America.
It is important to remember the original goals for which the United States was originally created. So, during the late 18th century the 13 colonies in America start to disagree with their king and his government. The Seven Years’ war left Britain with debt, which led the mother country to make the colonies share the cost of empire by the creation of new laws. The creation of these new laws had affected the economic…

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