*Identify and research the character
*what was their role in the civil war?
Slavery played a big part of the war. It was not the reason for the war.
"Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina."
Slavery became an issue in the war once, newly elected Lincoln knew the north could not win the war if England came to the aide of the Southern states. So he created the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862. This now being a racial war England could no longer help the South. But they were part of the reason why the civil war started.