The American Civil War was there to preserve the Union and ending era of slavery and also promoting economic and financial modernization (Wikipedia, 2011). Lincoln opposed the expansion to slavery in his campaign debates and his many speeches were then he was elected president in 1860. In 1861 the war started after the declarations of secession by all of the southern
Unfortunately most southerners still didn’t like him very much. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance in Fords Theater in Washington DC. He was shot in the theater and died the next morning after being in a coma for several hours. He now lays at rest in Springfield, Illinois. As you can see, one great man who led is responsible for the ending of slavery and getting us through the civil war is Mr. Abraham Lincoln.
President Lincoln decided to wait until the union military victory before he formally issues the Proclamation. On September 22, 1862 his chance came for him following the victory of Antietam, Lincoln announced that if the Confederate states don’t surrender by January 1, 1863 the slaves will be freed when that day come, and the Emancipation Proclamation will come into affect. He issued is final Emancipation Proclamation set on January 1, 1863, and officially free all of the slaves in the states or even in parts of states that was under the union control. About 830,000 of the nation’s 4 million slaves were not covered by its provision. In the south slaves didn’t hear about the Proclamation for months.
These include; marshalling the American economy to meet the tremendous war needs of several million soldiers, raising a citizen's army of volunteers willing to be trained and to die for the Union, adopting war strategies for the Union Army, handling foreign affairs, dealing with the problem of slavery without destroying the democratic freedoms upon which the nation was founded. As Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, contended for the role of president in a nation engulfed by sectional division, the southern states were threatening to seclude themselves from the Union. The dynamic force at work in the crisis was southern perception of the Republican Party, not merely as a political opposition, but as a hostile, revolutionary
On July 2 1864 two Radical Republicans Benjamin Wade and Henry Winter Davis wrote the Wade Davis Bill. This bill stated that Southern states could rejoin the union only if 50 percent or more of its registered voters swore an “Ironclad Oath” of allegiance to the united states. The bill also granted African Americans civil liberties however it did not give them the right to vote. It divided the South into five districts that would be controlled by Union military leaders. President
Mexico had abolished the institution two decades earlier; would the United States reintroduce it? Many Americans looked to the election of 1848 to decide the matter” (McPeek 450). The Liberty Party was determined to bar slavery from all territories through the Wilmot Proviso. The Southern Democrats challenged the Wilmot Proviso. John Calhoun, the leader of the Southern Democrats, affirmed the right of slave-owners to bring their slaves to any territory.
Civil War Motivation For four years during the early 1860’s the United States of America was split into two separate countries, the north and the south. After the presidential election of 1860 when Abraham Lincoln was elected president, seven southern states seceded and formed the confederacy. This happened because Lincoln was determined to stop slavery from growing and expanding any more than it already had. The Civil War was a four year battle from 1861 to 1865 that turned fellow American citizens against one-another which resulted in the bloodiest war in American History. The country was split into the Confederacy of the South and The Union of the North and the soldiers that fought for each side had some similar and many different reasons
Civil War, President Lincoln When President Lincoln was elected, the southern stated were very upset. The Republican Party had run on an anti-slavery platform, and many southern felt that there were no longer wanted in the Union. Several states seceded and created the Confederated States of America and elected Jefferson Davis as the provisional president. Lincoln proclaimed that his duty was to keep the Union. He had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, or taking back the Fugitive Act Law.
In 1840, they formed the liberty party in an effort to elect an American president who would abolish slavery. Their nominee, James Gillespie Birney, was a former slaveholder turned abolitionist from Alabama. Birney had converted to abolitionism and moved to Ohio. In 1837, he had become executive secretary of the American Anti- Slavery Society. In the 1840 election, he polled only seven thousand votes, but in 1844 he won sixty thousand, and from that time forth an anti-slavery party contested every national election until Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860.
On the day of April 12, 1861 the American Civil War started between Americans of the north and south for the issue about slavery. The north won on April 9, 1865 allowing African-Americans to vote and was a huge advantage for the radical republicans. Republican’s plan was to destroy white power and replace it with an equal power for African-American and whites. Congress made the Freedmen's Bureau on March 3, 1865 which protected the interests of former slaves. This roused a major issue, mostly from the white southerners who supported slavery, causing to creation of a group called the Knights of Ku Klux Klan (KKKK), or the "Invisible Empire of the South" in 1867, who strongly supported the Democrats and threaten African- Americans of their rights making a “cultural civil war” around the 1920s.