The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, eleven states declared state secessions from the country and unveiled their defiant formation of a Confederate States of America in rebellion against the U.S. Constitutional government.
Both the sides were different from each other. The Northerners were going through rapid industrialization, with a lot of investments in transportation, finance and communication sectors. Whereas the Southerners were dependent heavily on large scale agriculture and relied on slaves as the main labor force. By 1860 the per capita wealth of Southern whites was twice that of Northerners, and three-fifths of the wealthiest individuals in the country were Southerners.
The war started when secessionist forces in the South attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. With war upon the land, President Lincoln called for 75,000 militiamen to serve for three months.
The Confederate government had previously authorized a call for 100,000 soldiers for at least six months’ service, and this figure was soon increased to 400,000. Eventually 2.2 million fought for the United States army and around 1 million for the Southern states, with approximately 700,000 soldiers losing their lives.
Four years after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, the Confederacy was defeated.
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