How The Civil War Made The Federal Government Incredibly Powerful
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History, Americas

The four tragic years of the American Civil War, fought 1861 to 1865, strengthened the Federal government and ended slavery in the United States.

The American Civil War was the tragic culmination of divergent perspectives on the proper conduct of the government of the United States and socio-economic issues that had been frequently at the forefront of American political life for decades.

The war began when Confederate guns in Charleston Harbor fired on...

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