Slavery During, In, and After the Civil War

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Slavery During, In, and After the Civil War

The Civil War was doubly tragic because it was completely

unnecessary. Slavery had been ended in other nations with the stroke of a

pen, and yet in the mighty United States the country was willing to go to

war over the issue of whether slavery should remain. The southerners felt

that it was their constitutional right to own slaves and did not see a time

when they should be required to give up that right. However, upon the

election of Lincoln as President, the southerners felt threatened, and felt

their slave holding rights were being threatened, and in an effort to protect

these rights they chose to secede from the union. Why would any one

person want to own another human being with the same intestines, some of

the same feelings yet a different color for their own good . This was quite

crazy if you ask me , I feel that the southerners should have felt threatened

and that if what they were doing were so right why feel so threatened about

doing it.The northerners and Lincoln saw the importance of maintaining a

united country, set out to bring back the seceded states. Thus the Civil War

began. During the civil war many Americans were either killed or wounded,

this number was only surpassed by World War II. While the civil war

originally began as a quest to bring the southern states back to the union.

However, the goal of the war did soon change to that of abolition. While the

war may have seemed necessary to ...

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