The Cause And Effect Of Civil War History Essay

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Civil war is a war which is fought internally within a country between differing factions, religions, or politics. The Civil War was happened more than in 10,000 location, from New Mexico, Valverde and Tullahoma, to St. Albans, Vermont, Fernandina and Tennessee on the Florida coast. There were more than 3 million Americans joined the fought, and over 600,000 men, with 2 percent of the population of American died in it. The slave freedom, the underground road and also the election of president of Abraham Lincoln has become the top causes to the civil war of united state.

Before the civil war, slavery was very common in American South Carolina. Those slaves are black people and they work under their owners which are white people. At that time about 26% of all white families owned slaves. The overall African American slaves are 4 million instant. Their life are very difficult for example: they only received two shirts and two pairs of trousers every year ,they only received some food each month for living and also slaves houses were usually wooden shacks with muddy floors. After that Peculiar Institution of slavery appear in the Civil War. These causes made the northerners and Abraham Lincoln work very hard to preserve the slavery system.

At that time there was a railroad appeared that was not for train but is a vast of network of people who helped slaves to escape to the North and Canada called Underground Railroad..The Underground Railroad was not run by anyone but consist of many individuals include white people. There “pilots” who gave directions and spread word of the railroad. “Conductors” undertook the most dangerous work that they led slaves to north and Canada. Their homes, churches and schoolhouse were hiding and called “station”, “depots” or safe houses” that owned by “stationmasters”. Those slaves actually hidden underground or tunnels or a secret room and because of these those southerners were very upset.

Besides that, the election of president of Abraham Lincoln is one of those causes that cause the civil war. During the president election that was held on November 6 of 1860 Abraham Lincoln did very well to the northerner and this made him owned 40 percent of popular vote in the country. Therefore, Lincoln did not owned any southern states yet. After he became the president he tried to save and free those slaves in the north but at that time south was haven united with north. He decided to be united with south to free house slave but they refused and a war began.

After the Civil War at 1869, Union had readmitted Virginia under the Congressional Reconstruction and after a year the white Conservative Party became the government. The other states also had the same situation, periods ranging from one year in Georgia to nine years in South Carolina after he restoration of white conservative rule following readmission. 1877 the reconstruction officially ended, with the last federal troops from the South by withdrawal.

Other than that, Jim Crow has been overcome after the civil war. Jim Crow is the subject of a song that performed by Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice. He was a white man who joined in blackface. The Civil Right Act of 1964 declared most Jim Crow laws was not fair. It would take many years to rid the Southern US of the “separate but equal” mindset. While most Jim Crow laws had shut down, there are still some people in the South that are against it.

After the civil war of the north and south had united, black people were free and white and black people had been reconstruction. Black people can be friend and marriage with white people and also can share everything with them. They had the right of humanity and most of the society had accepted them in their life. Most of them still had the hard time at the first few years because some of the white people still not accepted them but after some years past with their hard work the society finally accepted their appearance.

As a conclusion the civil war was mainly caused by the slave freedom, the underground road and also the election of president of Abraham Lincoln. After the civil war reconstruction had been made and Jim Crow has been overcome. The most important is north and south had united. United is very important to a country so people should prevent war before caused more people dead. In the civil war had changed the faith of a country and united citizen of the country.

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