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He also... ... middle of paper ... ...ore I do agree with Phillip Shaw Paludan when he said that Abraham Lincoln was American’s greatest president. Lincoln did many things for America, things that no other president had done. He also gained many different titles no matter if they were good or bad or by whoever liked him or not. Sure people had their view about how he ran things and how he came up with new laws, but he was still great because he only did it for the good of the nation. Without the new amendments there would not have been peace or equality; we would probably still be at war with ourselves and our Union would have been divided.
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Then in early 1863 Lincoln passd the Emacipation Proclamation this stated that all slaves in the south were free and were welcome in the north. The north hope this would bring African American workers north and they would fight the war with the north. Another leading cause of the war was the election of president Lincoln he won the election but did not get a single electoral vote from the south. Lincoln was a strong abolishionist and he thought that if slavery was going to stay it should not be allowed in any new states joining the union. This angered the south and they felt that they had not been fairly represented in the election.
The idea of losing their property also motivated them enlist. To many of the Union soldiers, this was a way to bring justice to the slaves. They knew that the south would never give up this tradition willingly because it benefited them. The war was letting the slaves have their voice as people. A man from Ohio worked as an artillery officer believed that the war “will not be ended until the subject of slavery is finally and forever settled…,” (McPherson, 19).
Addition to losing many of its men to the conflict, the southern planter aristocracy was destroyed in the war. It never regained its political power (Shmoop). The war was a good war and also worth the cost. The war helped end slavery and helped make the United States how it is today. Works Cited Shmoop http://www.shmoop.com/civil-war/ Spark Notes http://www.studymode.com/essays/Civil-War-Essay-1565965.html
The Major Battles of the Civil War No other war seems to hold our focus like the Civil War. Scholars have chosen to make it their life's work, authors have written reams about it, and we all feel some kind of connection to the Civil War. This paper was created to highlight some of the major battles that took place during that conflict. Major battles usually marked a drastic change in the momentum from one side to the other or led to massive losses of troops. These battles and their results all played a huge part in the outcome of the war.