Was The War Necessary To End Slavery

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Thomas Jefferson said “ [b]igotry is a disease of ignorance, or morbid minds… Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both” (Jefferson). He grew up on a plantation where his family kept slaves, but later took steps to opposing slavery while being in a position of power. This quote was when Thomas Jefferson had talked about how people who think lower of another race or culture, can have his/her views changed without violence or a war. Violence was not necessary to end slavery because many pieces of literature brought light to issues without violence, Lincoln did not believe the war was meant to end slavery, and aggressive actions from the South started the Civil War.
When Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of
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