Effects Of The Civil War Essay

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The Civil War did many things to the United States, good and poor. President Abraham Lincoln says that, the Civil War was "a new birth of freedom." The Civil War was a fight that the South started, by wanting to succeed from the United States. The South wanted to succeed because they thought that they needed slavery, and the United States was close to banning slavery. The North wanted slaves to be free, the South on the other hand wanted slaves. There were many changes that occurred after the Civil War, some of which, the South did not like and some the North did not completely agree with.

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The 13th amendment was to banned slavery, which the North Favored, and the South did not like that. On July 9th, 1868, was the adoption of the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment was made to give citizenship for all born in the United States. The 15th amendment was created because of the Civil War. The 15th amendment was ratified in 1870, a couple of years after the 13th and the 14th amendment. This gave voting rights to all male citizens regardless of their race. There were many political changes after the war, the laws that were made because of the war, are the most important changes because these laws affect us to this day.

The Civil War influenced changes more than just politically, but also socially. When the war was finally over, the nation was officially reunited and the Southern states were not allowed to succeed from the United States. The South was very filled with joy when they had to do something that they just risked their lives fighting for. They lost thousands of men, and they basically did that all for nothing. The war was all about the decision over slavery, the North wanted to free the slaves, the South wanted to keep the slaves. The North won... that means, eventually slavery ended. The South was not too pleased about this outcome either. In 1865, after the adoption of the 13th amendment, 4 million people were freed, 3.5 million in the Confederate or Northern states. There were also 500,000 freed slaves in the border states. How ever, slavery was not officially seized until the passage of the 13th amendment.

Politically, there were three laws that were adopted, the 13th, 4th, and 15th amendment. The 13th amendment was to outlaw slavery. This law was the most important because, The whole Civil War was...

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