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JANUARY 26, 2012 Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1865) What caused the civil war? o “No slavery, no civil war” slavery is an economic system but it is rarely only an economic system. It also determined the class structure, power structure, and wealth/status. o Destroy southern society if you took away slaves o Slavery was the southern way of life o Northern whites did not care about slavery o Southern slave owners thought that slavery was in jeopardy o Without slavery compete with blacks o Tried to leave union to preserve life o Troops were dispatched to bring states back into the country o North attacked south to preserve U.S keep union from succeeding o Without slavery would never have a war because they would not feel threatened o After 1863 a secondary goal of a war was established o Fought in matter as their defense
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Unformatted text preview: o South has always put a pride on personal honor peer pressure o A lot of immigrants fought o About 1/5 of union army was black by end of war o Safe to say that reason why they fought was to end slavery o North wins • Reconstruction (1865-1877) o Three elements Economic • Labor system gone south lost the war • Destroyed cities, crops, fields, bridges Political • How south was going to come back into the union • Lincoln was assassinated • Run under martial law radical change • South understood that killing Lincoln was a mistake Racial • Men/women no one knew what their status was • Blacks were nothing/ undetermined • White south said there was no equality and would be violent- resist....
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