The War Of The Civil War Essay

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The War of Succession, universally known as the Civil War, was a war unlike any other. According to the Civil War Trust, “ it was the most immensely colossal and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the cessation of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914.” It commenced when the Confederate army assailed Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The Civil War was a rigorously catastrophic event for both the North and the South. About 360,000 of the Union’s men were killed ( Some passed later on because of their fatal wounds or diseases.), the rest of the casualties were on the Confederate side. That makes 600,000 men killed in this war. It was not easy but, after four years, the war ended on April 9, 1865. Why? This is a question asked multiple times when it comes to the subject of the Civil War. There are many reasons why the Civil War could have commenced. It could have been the fight for states’ rights, the Missouri Compromise, John Brown’s Raid, the Dred Scott Case, or The Underground Railroad. All of these possible reasons have at least some cognation to slavery. Slavery was the main cause of this war. The South wanted the slaves to work for them with no pay. They did not optically discern them as people, they visually perceived them as animals. The North was the consummate antithesis. They visually perceived the slaves as people. The North believed that they should be identically tantamount to everyone else. The second main reason

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