Essay On The Causes Of The Civil War

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Introduction : The Civil War in the US started in 1861 and ended in 1865. It was the result of tensions between the North and South because they didn't agree over slavery. After the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. We'll see in a first part the causes of this war, in a second part we'll see that during the first two years of the war, Southern troops (the Confederates) won numerous victories but in the third point we'll see how the north forced the South to surrender in April 1865. I. The Causes : The causes of the Civil war between North and South are mainly (principalement) due to slavery. Slavery began in 1619 in Virginia. At the end of the American Revolution,…show more content…
During the war, 360,000 people of the Union were killed (140,000 in battle) and 282,000 were wounded. Confederates armies lost approximately 258,000 people (94,000 in battle). Questions possibles - Did the Civil war really solve the problem of slavery? Yes and no. Yes because the thirteenth amendment officially announced the end of slavery. It was in the law. But no because not all people obeyed the law. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan resisted. They used violence against Black people. They considered them like animals. Black suffered from racism. It took many years for the Black to have the same rights as white people. - In the north, were Black people better treated than in the south? In the North Black people were free but they were less paid than the white people. They were also unemployed so they often lived in misery. - Who was assassinated just after the war? On April 14, President Lincoln was assassinated in Washington (5 days after the war). The assassin was John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson became
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