Lincoln's actions resulted in the deaths of over ONE MILLION AMERICANS. He destroyed the southern states and ruined the economy of the entire nation.
Benefit: Saved the nation from splitting. 2. Turned thousands of blacks out without jobs or a place to stay. Created anger in whites and blacks that ebbs and flows even yet today.
Yes, slavery was and is wrong. (Muslims still practice it in Africa) But the Civil War ONLY became about slavery almost two years after the war started. DO YOU KNOW WHY?