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CIVIL WAR PAPER Civil War Paper Jean Johnson HST/155 March 28 th , 2016 Carolyn Martin
CIVIL WAR PAPER Civil War Paper Introduction Many people believe the Civil War was all about slavery, this is far from the truth. The Northern States were against slavery and the Southern States were fighting to keep their way of life which included slavery. While slavery played a part in the Civil War it was not the only reason. Abolitionist like William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown added allot of tension between the states they promoted anti-slavery ( OpenStax College resource, 2014, p. 392-396): they also fought for the rights and freedom for all enslaved African Americans. The other issue had to deal with the new territories out west. California was becoming a state, and the Northern States wanted it to remain slave free, and Texas and New Mexico were arguing over the border between the two States. Texas wanted to expand and this would also allow for my slavery; the Northern states were strongly against this (OpenStax College resource, 2014,p.392-396) This was not sitting well with Southern slave owners; they felt the Northern States were trying to take away their property (slaves) which was their way of life. This is what led to the session of the southern states and the beginning of the Civil War. The Civil War The Civil War would begin at 4:30 a.m. on the 12 th of April 1861 ( The Civil War: Episode 1-the cause (1861) [Video file], 1990). Confederate General Beauregard had his men fire on Ft.

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