Civil War Dbq

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The tension between the North and the South before the Civil War was momentous. Much of this stemmed from their vast differences not only geographically but economically as well. Slavery was one of the major forces that drove the North and South to declare war. The South was abundantly more dependent upon slavery than the North was. It came as no surprise when Lincoln was elected as president in 1860 that it wasn’t long after in 1861 the war began with the battle of Fort Sumter. Although the South won the first battle, the North won the war as a result of their industrialization. The South’s geography allowed them to have an economy that mainly consisted of smaller farms and large plantations, while the Northern geography didn’t adequately …show more content…

The abolition of slavery couldn't have been made possible without the Emancipation Proclamation, a document President Lincoln issued on January 1, 1863 that declared all the slaves in the rebellious states were to be free. This was one of the greatest outcomes of the Civil War, along with the new amendments that were established. The thirteenth amendment outlawed slavery, the fourteenth amendment made all slaves that were freedmen citizens, and lastly the fifteenth amendment gave all citizens the right to vote. After the war the Country was torn to bits, but mostly the South. This started the reconstruction of the South. During the reconstruction period, whites were not accepting of the new amendments and the authority it gave all freed African Americans. Their new found freedom brought a long their need and want for FULL freedom and equality and their own land. They were continuously oppressed by white supremacists with the enforcement of Jim Crow Laws. These laws were supposed to enforce segregation between blacks and whites in the South even after the Emancipation Proclamation and the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments were put into place. Another way for the white supremacists to oppress blacks was with the organization of the Ku Klux Klan. This was an organization that was put into place to scare blocs away from voting and seeking equal rights. They claimed that they were ghosts of Confederate soldiers who had come back to haunt

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  • Explains that the tension between the north and south before the civil war was momentous. slavery was one of the major forces that drove the south and north to declare war.
  • Explains that the south's geography allowed them to have an economy that mainly consisted of smaller farms and large plantations.
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