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The American Civil War is the bloodiest war fought on American soil, from 1861 to 1865, the long standing controversy over slavery had reached its peak. Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter, in South Carolina, in April of 1861. Historian often tend to mistaken Lincoln as the cause of the Civil War, which is false, Lincoln’s inaugural was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. Lincoln threatened the Southern way of life due to the fact that he wanted to keep slavery where it resided, impeding its growth leading to its downfall. Although Lincoln never said he wanted to abolish slavery, the Southern Secessionists jumped the gun and assumed he wanted to abolish slavery simply because he belonged to the Republican Party, a political party dedicated to the opposition and abolishment of slavery. A month prior to the end of the Civil War, President Abraham lincoln was assassinated, leaving the Republicans Republicans in charge of the government. Alas after four long years, the North defeated the South winning the war. Soon after the war During the Reconstruction Era, three important amendments were amended into the U.S Constitution forever changing American Life, nationwide. Historians later coined the statement “the North won the war, but the south won the peace” is accurate because although the North won the Civil War, the South was able to maintain the three, Political, Economic, and Social, structures, more or less the same, the South got everything they desired and more, despite losing the war.    Long before amending the 13th amendment, lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed any slave from the rebeling Confederacy, wise enough Lincoln did not stop there. on February 1st, 1865 president Lincoln approved the 13th amendment, which abolished the thriving Southern economic system, slavery. It was to be ratified by December 6th, 1865, Lincoln’s long standing legacy paved the way for racial equality. Lincoln had been leaning towards granting voting rights to former slaves, he was therefore assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th, 1865. The assassin, Booth, was portrayed as a southern hero throughout the south, while as a murder in the North. Vice President Johnson assumed presidency but was quickly impeached because he believe “government was for the white man,” going against everything the Radical Republicans stood for. The Radical Republicans therefore had President johnson impeached to avoid anythone getting in their way. The Radical Republicans, now in charge of the government, amended the 14

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