One of the most important areas that are covered by law is protection against people or things that could be dangerous to one’s life, property, or safety.
One of the laws that derives from this area is tort law.
Tort law relies on whether someone’s negligence caused damage to another individual.
The first American civil war led to substantial changes in the US legal system, foundations included tort law and its influence on our society today.
These changes were so substantial that it has made it difficult for historians to pinpoint which event was the cause of this change in American society and how it came about.
The answer is discussed here for, why did the “twenty-negro law” enrage many white southerners during the civil war?
Here are some points discussed about Which law was a result of civil war-
1. Legal Torts
The first point which the historians have discussed is the fact that in pre-civil war America, there were very limited cases in which a person could prove damages for a situation in which negligence has occurred.
This limitation in tort law was mainly due to the fact that there were very few cases where a person could prove damages caused by an individual’s negligence despite the fact that the individual was aware of what was going to happen.
Legal tort law, as it existed at the time prior to the Civil War, encouraged people to be more cautious and cautious with their actions when around others.
Since the Civil War, changes in tort law have been made that now allow for people to be able to sue others for negligence and damages that are caused due to negligence.
Negligence was the first point of discussion among historians. Negligence has always been a law that was in place in both pre-civil war and post-civil war America.
However, the courts were more lenient to tort cases that were filed due to negligence during pre-civil war America than post-civil war.
Post civil-war America, the courts were much more strict when it came to negligence cases.
Negligence is what allows for people to be able sue one another for damage done either deliberately or due to negligence.
This has allowed people who are at the receiving end of this damage to be compensated for their losses due to negligence.
3. Democracy and the beginning of the first US civil war
From a historian’s view, there were a lot of tension between the North and South on one side and on the other side was a group of people who felt that slavery was a right, or at least something that had been established for centuries.
The debates which were caused by these two areas led to the first US civil war.
These debates were so heated that it led to some form of disagreement being formed between those who felt that slavery should be abolished from those who felt that slavery was just as valid as any other human right.
4. The Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth amendment was one of the most important changes which has been made since the Civil War.
It was not until post-civil war America that children could be freed without having to wait for their parents to die first.
There were different laws that had existed prior to this amendment, but the Thirteenth amendment is what solidified this change.
The other changes that were made since the beginning of the US civil war are evident in its influence on American society today, but there are still many areas which need to be further investigated about these aspects.
These aspects include; tort law, negligence, civil rights and free speech for instance among others to name a few.
5. The lesser rights for freed slaves
Post-civil war America has been a time of change. It has been a time when after the civil war America has seen a great deal of racial tension and conflict.
This post-civil war America, as a result of this racial conflict, was still not at peace with the fact that many people who were freed from slavery were kept in poverty and were restricted from being able to have certain jobs or jobs that they could have done before being there.
6. the Civil Rights Act of 1965
The civil rights act of 1965 has been an amendment which has been made in response to the post-civil war America’s reluctance to accept the fact that many of the freed slaves were still living in poverty and still did not have equal rights.
This civil rights act was enacted so that certain amendments could be made to ensure that there would be an immediate change in African Americans’ fight for equality.