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My question was Who was president of the United States during the Civil War and the answer is Abraham Lincoln

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The below picture is Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president and he was the president during the civil war. He opposed slavery and was union, so he was trying to end slavery but the confederacy did not let him.
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The below image is a Union Flag
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The below picture is a Confederate Flag
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Following whose election, did the southern states secede from the Union?
The seeds of secession had been sown early in American history; quite literally with the fundamental differences in agriculture and resultant adoption of slavery in the South. From early days, the thirteen states had grown up separately, and each had their own culture and beliefs, which were often incompatible with those held in other states. The geographical and cultural differences between north and south would manifest themselves at regular and alarming intervals throughout the hundred years following the drafting of the constitution. Tension reached a peak during the 1850s, over the right to hold slaves in new territories. The Wilmot Proviso of 1846, roused bitter hostilities, and vehement debate turned to physical violence during the period of 'Bleeding Kansas'. The election of Lincoln, who the South perceived to be an abolitionist, in 1860 was the final straw, and the secession of seven Southern states followed soon after.
Geographically, North and South were very different places. The pastures of New England were similar to those found in England, suitable for a variety of uses. Hot Southern prairie lands were perfect for cotton growing, a lucrative business at this time. Following the invention of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin, the South became increasingly dependent on this crop, and an entire society grew out of it. The society was one of wealthy planters, who led a life similar to the landed gentry of England, controlling politics and society of the day. In the fields labored Negro slaves, usually only a handful per plantation, though larger farms were occasionally seen. In addition, there lived poor whites, tenant farmers or smallholders, who eked out a living from the land. This contrasted sharply with Northern society, where industrialization flourished, creating wealthy entrepreneurs and employing cheap immigrant labor. Given the localized nature of media, and difficulties of transport two cultures grew up in the same nation, remarkably different and often suspicious of one another.

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The below picture is a few Slaves.
Slaves were a big part of the Civil War.The union wanted them to be freed, and the confederacy wanted to keep them on their plantations forever.The 16th president also opposed slavery
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Slaves were a big part of the Civil War.The union wanted them to be freed, and the confederacy wanted to keep them on their plantations forever.The 16th president also opposed slavery

The below picture is what the United states looked like during Abraham Lincoln was president (it shows slave states and free states and more.)
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