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Modern History of Illinois
After the death of Joseph Smith, conflicts between Mormons and adherents of other religions in Illinois did not stop. During the period from 1844 to 1846, known as the “Illinois Mormon War”, active agitation continued in the state to expel the Mormons. In early 1846, Mormons living in Nauvoo left the city and traveled west to Utah.
Since its founding, Illinois has remained a “free” state, in which slavery was legally prohibited, although in fact a number of black slaves lived on the estates of wealthy landowners (mainly in the south of the state, in the region known as “Little Egypt”). In Illinois, the political career of one of the most famous anti-slavery fighters and the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, began. A native of Kentucky, Lincoln moved with his family to Illinois in 1830. Young Abraham Lincoln served in the militia during the Black Hawk War, became a member of the state legislature in 1834, and was elected from Illinois to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1847.
In 1848, the construction of a canal was completed that connected the Chicago and Illinois rivers (and through them – Lake Michigan and Mississippi) and created a convenient water route from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. In the same year, the first railroad in the state was built. Illinois, and first of all Chicago, became the most important transport “crossroads” of America. The economy of Illinois developed rapidly, new plants and factories were opened in the state, in 1848 the Chicago Chamber of Commerce began to operate – one of the oldest exchanges in the world.
During the years of the American Civil War, more than two hundred and fifty thousand residents of the state fought in the army of the northerners (only the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio gave more soldiers to the Union). One hundred and fifty infantry, seventeen cavalry, and two artillery regiments were formed in Illinois. In addition, “Lincoln Land”, as Illinois is sometimes called, played an important role in supplying the army. At the same time, there was a fairly strong opposition group among the politicians of the state (known as the Copperheads – “Copper Heads”), who advocated the cessation of hostilities and the conclusion of peace with the Confederation.
In the last decades of the 19th century, the “Prairie State” developed rapidly. The population of Illinois increased dramatically, mainly due to immigrants from Europe and the United States Northeast. Chicago became the largest city in the Midwest and the second most populated in the United States of America. In 1871, a significant part of the “City of the Winds” was damaged by the “Great Chicago Fire”, about three hundred people died and more than eighteen thousand buildings were destroyed. Nevertheless, after this terrible catastrophe, one of the largest in US history, the city rebuilt very quickly (moreover, stone buildings predominated, not wooden ones, as before the fire) and continued to grow.