What was the north fighting for in the civil war?
Primarily to keep the Union together and not let the States split. The Union (or the North) beleived that the Southern States did not have the right to leave the Union. That point of law has been debated for a long time.
In the beginning of the Civil War the North was fighting to join the South back into the Union. While to the South the war was about defense, to protect their new country Confederate States of America(C.S.A). By the end of the war the North was fighting against the 'Peculiar Institution in other words slavery, while the South was fighting to save it.
The civil war was different because in the civil war it was northern America fighting southern America. in other wars it was all of America fighting a different country. They were fighting because the South (or the Confederates) wanted to keep slavery in the US. The North ( or the union) was fighting to abolish slavery in the US. Of course, the North won.
It was a conquest. It was NOT a civil war because a CIVIL WAR is fought by ONE NATION against itself. Example: Two brothers fighting in their own home would be a family civil war; they are ONE FAMILY; the American Civil War (US Civil War) was ONE NATION fighting ITSELF. Which is also why the US Civil War was NOT a declared war...because President Lincoln (the North) could not very well be expected to…
Did Eisenhower Kennedy and Johnson all aprrove of the US backing the South Vietnamese in their civil war?
A civil war is ONE country fighting with itself; such as the US Civil War (America was fighting itself). Vietnam was never one country until it won the war in 1975. Two separate nations were created in 1954; a NORTH and a SOUTH Vietnam. TWO separate nations were fighting against each other in Vietnam-A North and a South.