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Lincoln said war was necessary because the north was good to the black but the south had slavery against the black.

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"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. "

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Whether the nation will last

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Q: What does Lincoln say is the challenge of the Civil War?
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Who were the two Presidents during the Civil War?

On April 12, 1861, America was split up into two parts. The north & the south. The North was the United States of America. The South was the Confederate States of America. The president of the Confederate States of America was Jefferson Davis. The president of the United States of America was Abraham Lincoln. They were considered the Presidents of the Civil War.

How did the civil war change the US political?

One significant political result of the US Civil War was what was coined as the "solid South". What this meant was that because President Lincoln was a Republican, and the majority of the Congress during and after the war was also Republican. The result was that the Southern States were solid supporters of Democrats. This is no longer the situation. One might say that certainly since the beginning of the Reagan era, the Southern States will vote on issues impacting them, not on party lines.

Why did Mary chesnut say Lincoln old Abraham Lincoln - killed you know this foul murder will bring down worse miseries on us?

By the time of Lincoln's assassination, the Civil War was over. Lee has surrendered along with Johnston and Forrest and most southern people believed that Lincoln would be far more gracious in reconstruction than the new President, Andrew Johnson. Mary Chestnut knew that with Lincoln having been murdered, the south would be treated far worse by the Union occupational troops and politically in Washington. She turned out to be completely correct.

What does Lincoln say the insurgents wanted in terms of slavery?

to expand slavery

Abraham Lincoln say you shall not tell a lie?

No, it is supposed to be a quote from George Washington, but some websites say that it's actually a myth.

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Why did Abraham Lincoln say the country was being tested?

Because of the civil war.

What did lincoln's critics during the civil war say about him?

the critics say that he cares about slavery and he wants to save them

What did Lincoln's critics say about him during Civil War?

the critics say that he cares about slavery and he wants to save them

What did the critics during the civil war say about Lincoln?

the critics say that he cares about slavery and he wants to save them

Who was the president during the time of the civil war and what does he say he is trying to do by going top the war with the south?

Abraham Lincoln

Was Lincoln the president when he started the civil war?

Lincoln was president when the Civil War started and towards the end before he was assassinated, but it's not entirely accurate to say that Lincoln "started" the war. It was caused fundamentally by civil unrest between the north and south of the U.S. The secessionists fired the first shots, at Fort Sumter.

Why at the beginning of the Civil War did Lincoln not say that he was fighting the war to end slavery?

I don't know, what i do know is at the beginning Lincoln said he was fighting to save the union.

Why do you think that at the beginning of the civil war Lincoln did not say that he was fighting the war to end slavery?

because he want to his state to be free first

What does lincoln say is the great test of the civil war?

Lincoln said that the war tested "whether a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal can long endure."

Why do you think at the beginning of the Civil War Lincoln did not say that he was fighting to end slavery?

it was important to keep the border states in union

Why did Abraham Lincoln say it was Harriet Beecher Stowe fault for starting civil war?

There is no evidence to suggest that Abraham Lincoln blamed Harriet Beecher Stowe for starting the Civil War. Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" did contribute to shaping public opinion on slavery, but the Civil War was ultimately ignited by deep-rooted tensions over slavery and states' rights in the United States. Lincoln's leadership during the war focused on preserving the Union and ending slavery.

Who is the president of the US that we can say was a civil libertarian?

aberham lincoln