The Union gained the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was the fight to free slaves in all areas of the United States. The northern states also gained control of some of the territories that they were seeking.
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What was the focus of the Civil War?
The focus of the Civil War was, originally, for the South, or the Confederates, to gain independence from the Union. Later in the war, the focus became to free the slaves in the South. This was caused by the Emancipation Proclamation. ...
What were Northerners who moved South for personal gain called?
Carpetbaggers were northerners who moved south for personal gain during the Civil War between the Union and the Confederate troops. ...