The Civil War is the central event in America’s historical consciousness. Some believe, that the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. They argue that the war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world.
Viewpoint from Overseas panelists Sabahat Ashraf (iFaqeer) and Misbah Azam, Ph.D. try to look at the war from a different perspective and discussed the consequences and the war’s impacts on the different sections of the US society.
US Civil War 1860-65, Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, Missouri Compromise 1820, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott Decision, Sabahar Ashraf (iFaqeer), Misbah Azam