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Civil WarThe American Civil War was fought between the US government the North and eleven states in the southern United States who refused to give up slavery These eleven states called themselves Confederate States The war started in 1861 when the president of the USA Abraham Lincoln declared that the slavery would be ended and the Confederates decided to break away from the USA in protest Civil War was one of the most disastrous events in history of America but it made great changes such as the addition of amendments in American constitution and also brought a new and higher stage in modern medication America was totally transformed politically physically and economicallyThe Civil War was fought to gain equality for all by abolishing slavery When the president of the USA Abraham Lincoln declared to end up slavery the eleven states of southern USA South Carolina joined by Florida Mississippi Georgia Texas Alabama Louisiana Tennessee North Carolina Virginia and Arkansas protested against this declaration As most of this states were slave-owners and so they didnt want to end up slavery Other reasons for the Civil War were issues including states right versus Federal authority and westward expansion Four years of brutal conflict were marked by historic battles at Manasas Antietam Gettysburg Vicksburg and Chancellorsville among others By the time it ended in Confederate surrender in 1865 the Civil War proved to be the costliest war ever fought on American soil with some 620000 of 24 million soldiers killed millions more injured and the population and territory of the South devastated The South utilized slaves to tend its large plantations and perform other duties On the eve of the Civil War some 4 million Africans and their descendants toiled as
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