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Buchanan let them go without oppositionFort Sumter-Started the Civil WarCivil War“Slavery is gay because you are literally owning a bunch of other men. Miss me with that gayshit”-Abraham Lincoln in his EmancipationProclamationJanuary 1, 1863(Misc)The South believed that they were fighting for states rightsThe North believed that they were fighting to preserve the unionBorder States-MO, KY, DE, MD didn’t secede despite being slave statesThe Confederacy and Davis’s policiesDavis realized that he was behind the North economically, so he created a large bureaucracy (against Southerner’s wishes) to stimulate the economyWhen Southerners started complaining, he declared martial law and suspended habeas corpus (Lincoln did the same in the North)The rapid economic growth brought by Davis also resulted in rapid inflationDraft instituted in 1862Created class conflict-as the rich could be exempt from conscriptionLed to many desertions, and lack of support from the peopleThe UnionWar profiteering was common and corruption was rampant as business tried to
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make money off of the warInflation was also high in the North due to the rapid economic inflationUnions were formed as workers began to worry about job securityUnion members were often blacklisted and new employees were forced to sign anti-union contractsLincoln also suspended habeas corpusLincoln instituted the printing of a national currency-in the form of greenbacks (paper money considered to be a precursor to modern currency)Emancipation of the SlavesWhen the South left Congress, Lincoln had much more freedom to legislate his own ideas.Confiscation Acts-Allowed the government to seize any Southern property (slaves) and allowed the government to emancipate any slaves of Southern sympathizersLincoln, howerer, refused to enforce the second part as he didn’t want theborder states secedingLincoln made slavery a big issue because slaves were a key part of the SouthernEconomy and because making slavery an issue would force France and GB (anti-slavery) to not help the SouthEmancipation Proclamation-Freed all slaves in the rebelling states.Enacted after the Battle of Antietam (Union victory), which gave Lincoln the opportunity to make his declarationSymbolic gesture-Had no physical effect at the timeDid not affect border statesConvinced GB that the war was a moral one about slavery, thus causing them to stop supporting the South (which they were doing by building ships)Would eventually result in the 13th amendmentHampton Roads Conference-Lincoln offered to delay the 13th amendment and offer compensation to slave owners, but Davis refused as he was too committed to Southern independenceElection of 1864Lincoln v McClellanMcClellan pushed for peace with the SouthAnti-Lincoln SentimentsCopperheads-Accused Lincoln of intending to destroy the South and for
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