In a civil war, states, not countries, fight. At the time of the America Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was the president. When the war ended, 620,000 had died. In addition, the war cost 15 million dollars. So why were they fighting? The south feared that the government would take the right to own slaves away. However, the slaves worked for them so they could get money! Therefore, the South solicitously split into a new nation, which they called “The Confederate States of America”. They even nominated Jefferson Davis as president! After four years of fighting, the South surrendered. It was the deadliest war America fought.
Verstegen, Lori. “Civil War” U. S. History-Based Writing Lessons. Locust Grove: Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Print. 126.
Verstegen, Lori. “America’s Deadliest War” U. S. History-Based Writing Lessons. Locust Grove: Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Print. 127.