It was not decisive confederacy won it but not

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battle. It was not decisive, Confederacy won it but not decisively, too broken themselves to go after the union. II. An Uneven Match: war is started out in a shocking way, and lingers for much longer. North was much more economically stable, with more people to fight. North still largely racist. Still abolitionist, still happy to get rid of slavery in general. Economy doesn’t depend on it anymore so you can take the moral high ground. III. Why The War Was About Slavery -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe:
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It sold over 300,000 copies in a year. Stage play and book. Politically wiser for the North is to preserve the union. As the war progresses- how slavery is the issue including Lincoln. Emphasize that they are fighting for God’s will. Union isn’t worth much anymore so now it is a moral cause to reinvigorate people in the war. IV. A Bit About Nevada: “Born In Battle” (1864) -- Statehood: October 31. It didn’t have much going for it, very limited, population was fairly thin. Second presidential election for Abraham Lincoln, worries he wouldn’t win, because of the war, Southern democrats left so they didn’t matter, admission of NV would help they thought, he didn’t need them though. -- Oddities in the NV Constitution of 1864: -- Ordinance: slavery prohibited. Freedom of religion, disclaimer of public lands. If people wanted to leave the union they couldn’t take the state with them. Any land in NV the land owns federal government. Federal government owes 80%. These things, these cannot be changed unless the people of NV agree to change them and the federal government.
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