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Necessity of the US Civil War- When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 the south saw their economy and way of life threatened They didnt like Lincoln and didnt want him to be their president so 7 states seceded from the Union and formed a Confederacy They were determined to establish themselves as an independent nation However in order for them to be that they have to be recognized by foreign countries as an independent nation and they have to survive as one long enough to prove they are capable of it At this point Lincoln had two choices He could have left the confederacy alone and let them attempt to become and independent nation His other choice was to prevent recognition of the confederacy as an independent nation by defeating and occupying regions of the confederacy therefore proving that they cannot defend themselves and cannot survive as an independent nation Lincoln chose to go to war with the confederacy which became the civil war But was this a good choice made by Lincoln Should Lincoln have fought the Civil War Yes Lincoln should have fought the civil war For one thing one would argue that Lincoln should not have fought the Civil War because of the great number of casualties While this may be true there were too many unnecessary casualties Lincoln had no idea there would be so many Many people thought the war was a joke at first People even dressed up and picnicked along the battlegrounds of the First battle of Bull Run and watched the fighting as if it were a theatre show When Lincoln had first called for volunteer soldiers the terms of enlistment were only for three months No one had any idea the
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