Effects of the Civil War

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The Civil War did many things to the United States, good and poor. President Abraham Lincoln says that, the Civil War was "a new birth of freedom." The Civil War was a fight that the South started, by wanting to succeed from the United States. The South wanted to succeed because they thought that they needed slavery, and the United States was close to banning slavery. The North wanted slaves to be free, the South on the other hand wanted slaves. There were many changes that occurred after the Civil War, some of which, the South did not like and some the North did not completely agree with. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars in the United States history. The Northern territory of the US were fighting against the Southern territory. The South wanted to succeed from the United States because, they believed that there should be slavery. The North however did not want to have slavery, and wanted to free the slaves. The North and South could not compromise, so they decided to fight, and whoever won got there way. The North became the Union and the South became the Confederacy during the war. Some of the most important or bloodiest battles in the Civil War were, Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, and, Chancellorsville. Gettysburg had up to 51,000 casualties. The Union won most of the battles, not all, but most of them. Eventually the Confederacy surrendered to the Union's power after about four years. The North went home with a victory. The Civil War made many changes to the United States politically. There was political dominance in the North, when it came to the changes that were made after the Civil War. When the Civil War ended in 1865, changes did not immediately roll in. When the war completely ended, there we... ... middle of paper ... ...tro.html>. "Civil War Facts ANSWERS TO YOUR CIVIL WAR QUESTIONS." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, 2013. Web. 10 May 2014. . "EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR ON CIVILIAN LIFE." Warren County Schools. 29 Apr. 2014. PDF Document. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. . "The South After the Civil War." Brtprojects Cyber School History. 29 Apr. 2014. The South After the Civil War. Web. 11 May 2014. . Towner, Betsy. "Civil War - 50 Ways It Changed American Life - Power of 50 - AARP Bulletin." AARP. AARP Bulletin Print Edition, 1 June 2011. Web. 09 May 2014. .

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