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The civil war was possibly the last recourse the nation had, nevertheless Lincoln’s government did try what was possible to prevent the confrontation. Sadly the war was going to happen sooner or later with or without Lincoln; there was a lot of tension in the nation prior Lincolns election.
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The civil war that perhaps was the last option for a country to be reunited their values.
The Civil War of America was a major conflict in American History, the president at the time Abraham Lincoln was on the front of the war, he was the face of the nation. No doubt to be in front of the nation on moments like these has to be hard, but Abraham Lincoln effects on the civil war where positive. He also had errors but the positive things he did outweigh the mistakes he made. Abraham Lincoln more than anyone else is responsible for winning the Civil war, the return of the confederation to the union, and the rebirth of a nation, unfortunately this happened after his murder.
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