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Who was the President of the United States when the Civil War erupted?

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About the Civil War

The Civil War erupted because the southern states wanted to preserve slavery whereas the northern states moved toward freedom. After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was already in place, but both the 14th and 15th amendments were added to the Constitution as well. Not only that, but the southern states had to be re-admitted to the United States of America only after these three amendments were guaranteed.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, except by punishment for crime. The 14th Amendment stated that all citizens receive equal protection under the law. Finally, the 15th Amendment allowed black men the right to vote.

Although these amendments were a step in the right direction for African-Americans, especially in the 1800s, the 13th and 14th amendments still play a crucial role in America’s society. Well into the 21st century, different minorities including black citizens still lobby for equal treatment by the government at both state and federal levels.

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