Civil War

Civil War - The Civil War I. II. Miscalculations of War A....

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The Civil War I. Miscalculations of War A. Refer to previous notes II. Emancipation Proclamation A. In inaugural address Lincoln stated that he had no purpose to interfere with the institution of slavery -- if the institution were unable to expand it would collapse on its own B. Secession was unacceptable and that was it main concern -- only at stake in the war was preserving the Union C. Some of the North’s allies were still proslavery: slavery still prevailed in the border states -- emancipation would alienate them 1. Emancipation might lead slaves to largely migrate to the North and be- cause of the prevalent racism still there, that would be no an acceptable scenario 2. By 1863 emancipation became a war aim -- from the onset of war many abolitionists were putting pressure on the North/Lincoln to free slaves 3. Ending slavery in the South would crumble the Southern economy and army -- slaves worked the land, factories, etc so that whites could fight in war -- remove the slaves and the whites have to do the work
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course HI 151 taught by Professor Roberts during the Fall '10 term at BU.

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Civil War - The Civil War I. II. Miscalculations of War A....

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