Creatre your own DBQ - Matthew Burnette Due December 3 2014 Period 7 Option 4 The Civil War was not inevitable It could have been avoided if congress

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Matthew Burnette Due December 3, 2014 Period 7 Option 4 The Civil War was not inevitable. It could have been avoided if congress could have been more willing to compromise. Congressional stubbornness cost over half a Million Americans their live while fighting in the war. However it was justified to go to war for each side because of the stubbornness. The war could have been avoided if the Whig Party had not been disbanded and several parties coming from it. The disbandment led to leadership not coordinating and left the country in the dust when it came to leading the country. The country’s leaders were divided on many issues and suffered even more do to sectionalism. The war simply did not need to happen. When Lincoln was elected and the South seceded from the union the new President had to restore the country to its
previous borders. Lincoln likely would have allowed slavery to continue if need be to ensure that the union stayed whole and returned to norm. His number one goal

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