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The Civil War was a very important part of the Civil Rights Movement. Most people know the battles and the generals, but they donít understand why it was fought. They know it stopped slavery in the U.S. but they donít know how this happened. There are many myths about why the Civil War was fought and how slaves were freed. Click below to find out the truth about each of the top ten myths about the Civil War.
Myth #1: The Civil War was the first argument over slavery.
Myth #2: The Civil War was fought over slavery.
Myth #3: The U.S. was the only country to allow slavery before the Civil War.
Myth #4: Before the Civil War all Blacks were slaves and all slaves were black.
Myth #5: All people in the north wanted to end slavery.
Myth #6: All people in the south wanted slavery.
Myth #7: All black people who fought in the Civil War fought for the north.
Myth #8: The Emancipation Proclamation freed all black people.
Myth #9: After the Civil War all black men had the right to vote.
Myth #10: At the end of Civil War all Blacks and Whites were treated as equals.
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