Prevention of the Civil War

Prevention of the Civil War - Bailee Milner Professor...

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Bailee Milner Professor Fisher Writing Assignment 2 14 August 2011 Prevention of the Civil War Being President in 1860 was probably one of the greatest challenges faced by any other President in the United States. Abraham Lincoln thought the whole cause of the Civil War was slavery, but in my opinion there were other issues that were ignored. Those issues were most likely the real cause for the war. Some of the issues were unavoidable, but others were ones that could have affected the events of the war and the overall outcome. If I had been President in 1860, I would have dealt with the states’ rights issue, the fear of a war, and of course, slavery. The Southern states were experiencing a much slower growth rate than the Northern states and felt less and less power in the political process as they continued to lose electoral votes. Lincoln was elected without a single electoral vote from any of the Southern states. This began to cause greater tension between the North and South and talk of secession which the North refused to recognize as well as the Federal Government. The continued feelings of
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Rock during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley College.

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