“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln, House Divided Speech
Picture portraying the conflict between a Unionist and Confederate
The Civil War marked a period of disunion in American history where two sides of the country were split.  The main topic of debate: abolitionism, which was a revolutionary idea at the time.  More specifically: the immediate emancipation of all slaves.  On one side was the North, or the Union, who supported abolitionism during the war.  The other side was the South, or the Confederacy, who opposed abolition and supported slavery, thus providing a reaction to the revolution of abolitionism.  The Union, which defeated the Confederacy in 1865, abolished slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, acting as the reform for the revolutionary and reactionary ideas.  Both sides had reasons for why they supported their respective causes.  In order to learn about the different sides and their views, read ahead.
By David S., Brian H., and Joshua Y.

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