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The Civil War or the American Civil War which is sometimes referred to as the war between the states the war of rebellion or the war for southern independence is a war that left a big impact in History Not only did this war take over 600000 lives it also ruined property valued at 5 billion dollars However this war was an important war for the future it put an ending to slavery and freed over 4 million black or African American slaves In 1819 Missouri wanted to join the Union although in the North as a slave state In it it would make the balance of power in the Congress unequal Many Northerners were opposed to the idea Northerners in Congress refused to pass the bill therefore proposed that Missouri be a slave state and that no more slaves were to be brought in and all slaves would be free at the age of 25 so Missouri would become a Free State Southerners were opposed to the idea brought up by Northerners The Congress was in debate for many months Henry Clay proposed that Maine enter the Union as a Free State Also prohibiting slavery north of the 36- 30-degree latitude longitude line and the southern boundary of Missouri The South agreed since plantations would not be able to thrive further North of that line many concerned Americans thought that the slavery issue would be resolved First in 1828 a tariff was passed to help try to protect New England Manufactures The tariff was as high as 45 to 50 of the original European price Opponents of the tariff called it the Tariff of Abomination Southerners were opposed to the tariff because they exported cotton and other materials to Europe in exchange European goods were imported to America Southerners claimed it was an indirect tax on their region of the United States
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