"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" so said the second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776 as the nascent United States threw off the shackles of the British Empire together with it burdensome taxation and class riddled society. Yet even when Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected president on November 6, 1860 clearly all men were not equal as 4,441,790 black men women and children representing 14.1% of the nation's population were slaves with no rights.
The events that led to the outbreak of
the civil war in 1861 can probably be traced back to a court
ruling on 6th March 1857 when the United States supreme court
decided that a black American could not be a citizen of the United
States and therefore had no rights. A national debate ensued and
when Lincoln was elected president he vowed to abolish slavery in
the United States just as the British had done in 1833.
This was in direct opposition to the
cultural and economic wishes of the southern states who seceded
from the Union and declared themselves a separate country as the
Confederate States of America. The civil war that ensued lasted
for four years and claimed 625,000 lives. It ended when the Union
cavalry captured fleeing president of the Confederate States,
Jefferson Davis, was captured on 10th May 1885 and resistance
collapsed. In this American civil war game play as either a
confederate or Union soldier, After you play this civil war game
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