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…show more content…
The United States was created for the states by the states and its purpose was to establish a perfect union within the colonies through justice, and liberty. Moreover they wanted to keep the ideas of Locke since the colonies believed that England has become a corrupt nation. So, it was their job to protect the ideas gained during the Glorious Revolution and Americans saw their nation as a rising empire, destined to populate and control the entire globe (Foner).
A century later, the differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the new territories obtained from the Mexican War had created discrepancies within the Union. The result of these differences led to the Civil War, which was an important event in America 's Enlightenment. Furthermore, we need to remember that the American Revolution (1776-1783) created the United States; the Declaration of Independence is the document that the founders of the nation wrote to express what they wanted for the new nation. On the other hand, the Civil War (1861-1865) determined what kind of nation it would be because the war tried to resolve points omitted by the Revolution. One of these points was that whether the United States was to keep having slavery as an economic system. Moreover, if the Union, which
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