The American civil war happened from 1861 to 1865, and it involved the union and the Confederacy states. It broke out shortly after Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the president of the United States and it included the succession of most of the southern countries to form the Confederacy states that were not legally recognized. However, long-standing conflicts and differences did exist between the southerners and the northerners, about the issue of slavery. While many reasons can be put across to explain the emergence of the civil war in America, slavery is a prominent reason which in this case happens to be the primary cause.
The south and the northern parts of the country did not agree on the issue of slavery. The North believed that slavery was not right, and therefore, there was a need for its abolishment. On the other hand, the southern part of the country had defended the institution of slavery for an extended period, and hence, it was against the abolishment (Meyers 55). The differences divided the nation into the supporters of the art and those that were against the same. Another issue that prevailed was the defense of the institution of slavery by the south with the argument that it had existed long in the history of the country, and additionally, the laws did allow the same. With the much differences and the differences between the free and slave states regarding the issue of abolishing slavery, war broke out.
The civil war did solve the issue of slavery, since it was with time abolished, which implied that the union states had won. Consequently, the ideologies of Abraham Lincoln had succeeded. The 13th amendment came into effect immediately after the war, which sought to declare the art as outlawed and additionally, not allowed in the country. Slavery had existed in the states long before, and it is evident that the war provided answers to the same.
Meyers, D. J. And the war came: The slavery quarrel and the American Civil War. Algora Publishing, 2007.