The Civil War
did not reduce sectional antagonism so it could definitely have not
made the country a whole. Just because the war was over didnt mean
that everyone had the same opinions and thoughts. People were very
angry about not being able to keep their slaves, slaves.
Prior to Civil War, distinct Northern and Southern cultures were established; North strengthened on industrialized commercial area and the south reinforced with an agrarian agricultural area. Racism ran rampant in the Civil War and sectioned off everyone into their different groups and cliques. The north was more industrialized and didnt really need slaves. But the south was around about 80% farmland so the south needed slaves to profit from their massive amounts of land. show more content
Ratified in 1865, the thirteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution formalized this result in U.S. law, abolishing slaverythroughout the country and every territory subject to its jurisdiction.
Sectionalism was the base for a series of conflicts that ultimately led to a brutal Civil War. Abraham Lincolnwas a big factor in sectionalism. He kind of helped mend the country but didnt make it whole.
The Civil War did not reduce sectional antagonism so it could definitely have not made the country a whole. Just because the war was over didnt mean that everyone had the same opinions and thoughts. It wasnt even over really even when it was supposedly over. The North and South still held their grudges up to the very last second. Sectional antagonism was between the North and the South over slaves, agriculture, industrialization, etc. And overall to some degree there is still sectional antagonism today in America due to Racism and
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