Alternate Ending

What if this event didn’t occur in history?

Event 1: American Civil War - What would happen if the Union lost, and the confederate won the war?

- What is American Civil War?

The American civil war is known as the war between the states(Civil war). American civil war was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the Union(North) states and Confederate(South) states. The war started because of an issue of the slavery; Southern states wanted slavery for farming, while Northern states didn’t want slavery.

If the South had won the American civil war, there would be a lot of changes in history. The United states would've continued the slavery, since South wanted slavery for agriculture. And the South would've taken control over North like North did to the South when they won the war(Radical Reconstruction). With the South conquering Northern states, those states might also become slave states. The industries in the North would've been taken over by the South, and the South would've used slaves for a labor at the factories in the North. The South would've used the factories to keep up their economy. The largest difference of all would be that slavery would've continued afterwards and the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery would not have passed. But, the slavery would've not kept going, because there were a lot of people that opposed slavery. They, or states might have seceded like the South did before the civil war(There could've been a 2nd Civil war).

P.S. - Lincoln would've not been assassinated, if the South had won the war.


The slavery would've continued after the civil war, but it would've stopped at some point because of the people that were opposed of slavery, there could've been a 2nd civil war.

Event 2: Lincoln's Assassination - What would happen if Lincoln wasn't assassinated?

- How was Lincoln assassinated?
On April 14, 1865, as the American civil war was about to end, Lincoln was assassinated in Washington. It was five days after the commander of the confederate army, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union forces.
Before Lincoln was assassinated, he had a plan of what he is going to do with the southern states, it's called, "The Ten-Percent Plan".

In late 1863, Lincoln announced a formal plan for reconstruction:

  1. "A general amnesty would be granted to all who would take an oath of loyalty to the United States and pledge to obey all federal laws pertaining to slavery".
  2. "High Confederate officials and military leaders were to be temporarily excluded from the process"
  3. "When one tenth of the number of voters who had participated in the 1860 election had taken the oath within a particular state, then that state could launch a new government and elect representatives to Congress."
But, because Lincoln was assassinated, North didn't use this plan for the reconstruction, they used the "Radical reconstruction". If Lincoln didn't get assassinated, he would've used his own plan, which is the "Ten-percent Plan"(He is the president, so he has enough power to do so).


If Lincoln wasn't assassinated, he would have taken the southern states back into the Union as quickly and painlessly as possible, punishing only the top leaders, not everyone who bore arms in the conflict. That would have meant no Reconstruction, no trouble between North and South, and no "Ku Klux Klan". The history would've been different if Abraham Lincoln wasn't assassinated.