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Why were northern republicans willing to go to war and die to end slavery?

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  • Ann
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    That's what the Republican Party was founded to do: End slavery. Democrats started the war to keep their slaves. After they were freed, they created Jim Crow to keep them in line and the KKK to enforce it. Democrat Senators filibustered 75 DAYS to stop the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Republicans passed it. 

  • 2 months ago

    IN THE BEGINNING THE  CIVIL WAR WAS ABOUT SAVING THE UNION BUT AS THE WAR WENT ON AT SOME POINT LINCOLN DECIDED IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO DEAL WITH  SLAVERY PROBLEM NOW BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT IF IT WAS NOT SOLVED NOW THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER WAR TO SOLVE THE SLAVERY PROBLEM

  • 2 months ago

    "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."

    Source(s): Hermann Goering, Nuremburg trials.
  • 2 months ago

    The North could not compete with the South on labor costs, and they were losing the chance to sell almost anything at all to the South. Money is the main reason that the North went to war. In the process, the South lost, but then the Northerners came to the South and stole lands and various other properties. The North was not fighting for slaves, they were fighting to make more money.

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  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What huh republicans wanted to fight prohibition, the eighteenth amendment. Many wars fought so people could drink corn-water, make distilleries..LOL

  • Prince
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Most Northerners really didn't give a rat's behind about the slaves. They didn't even care about other White people. Anglo-American and Scots-American Protestants didn't care about Irish Catholics and Irish Catholics did not love Protestants. The rich mill owning class didn't care about their poor mill workers who were in truth little better than wage slaves. The rich Northerners kept themselves and their sons out of the war by hiring substitutes. It was NOT high minded or idealistic like the propaganda lies and hype. The true reason for the Civil War was munitions manufacturers testing their products on real human flesh and the soldiers were a blood sacrifice to greed.

  • 2 months ago

    they weren't. They were drafted and had no choice.

  • ANON
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Abraham Lincoln a ‘Republican’ ordered them to do so 

  • 2 months ago

    Why would anyone in todays world believe it is ok to own another human being? That is just sick.

  • 2 months ago

    The Northern states went to war to prevent the dissolving of the USA.  The Southern states went to war to preserve slavery.  

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