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Artillery and Weapons of the Civil War

- Every war, though happens for a reason and bring a better change, is often gruesome. The Civil War broke America in two groups and, at the time, was the war with the most casualties and injured men. As the fight to preserve the Union progressed, so did a number of other areas, such as weaponry and artillery. The advanced technology produced through the Civil War assisted in increasing number of casualties. The North was more fortuitous than the South in multitudinous ways. One of which includes the fact that their industrial society allowed them to produce a larger amount of weapons of a higher quality....   [tags: Civil War]

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African Americans in The Civil War

- African Americans were very questionable at first in the Civil War. The Union Navy had been already been accepting African American volunteers. Frederick Douglass thought that the military would help the African Americans have equal rights if they fought with them. Many children helped in the Civil War also, no matter how old they were. Because the African Americans were unfavorable, black units were not used in combat as they might have been. Nevertheless, the African Americans fought in numerous battles....   [tags: The Civil War]

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African Americans in the Civil War

- Throughout the duration of the Civil War in 1861 to the 1920s, African Americans made significant strides toward their advancement in America and toward equity with whites. After having being subjected to white governance and enslaved for so long, their dependence generated a sense of unfamiliarity with their newly acquired emancipation. This uncertainty sparked many debates regarding the most effectual way to go about receiving their “inalienable” rights as human beings, not merely substandard Negros as they were perceived to be....   [tags: Civil War]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... By nightfall “26,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing” (PBS). Imagery allows the artist to snap shot a moment in war, which may otherwise be unbelievable to the viewer. As Pictorial technology was limited and it was impossible to capture live action shots. Through the sketches such as the Civil war envelope people were able to get a glimpse of how bloody battles really were. Images such as the Civil war envelope served as a representation of the atrocities that come with armed conflict. “In their very wordlessness, the images cut through more verbose arguments and captur[ed]… the essences of civil conflict” (Berry)....   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army, Civil war]

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The Civil War

- ... The Confederates emerged victorious after the Unions looked like they held a considerable lead. 18. During the opening of the Battle for Bull Run, the North was shattering the lines of the Confederates, except for those of Stonewall Jackson who held strong and provided hope for the surrounding men. He was known as one of the greatest leaders of the Civil War. 19. The Peninsula Campaign was the first large-scale campaign in the Civil War led by George McClellan with the Army of the Potomac. It ended with the battle at Seven Pines in which McClellan lost most of his men....   [tags: The Civil War Essays]

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The Civil War

- When the Civil War ended in 1865, leaders turned to the two important questions of what about the eleven Ex-Confederate States and what need to be done about the four million people living in poverty and slavery, which also known as the Freedmen. Those are the two set of political questions after the end of the Civil War from 1865 to 1877 known as Reconstruction. Not everybody agrees with the answers should be. There were a lot of disagreement of how to answer these two set of questions. They sharply divided into three political major, opinion of how the answer should be....   [tags: American Civil War]

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Women During The Civil War

- ... In addition, women’s menstruation was considered problematic. While men’s brains were their primary organ, for a woman it was her uterus. Medical professionals at the time believed that because they couldn’t operate on the brain, they would instead operate on the uterus. Sometimes they even removed the uterus, along with the clitorius, and ovaries. These surgeries were highly dangerous due to an absence in gem and infection precautions (Ouellette, 2015). During the eruption of the Civil War in 1861, a fair number of women bid goodbye to their husbands who left the home to fight in the war....   [tags: Woman, Female, American Civil War, Civil war]

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A Women's Perspective of the Civil War

- For a long time, the Civil War was the most glorified and “cleaned for the purpose of propaganda” conflict in world history. The war was fought between celebrated generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, whose armies fought for grand and noble principles and were never guilty of any of the heinous war crimes perpetrated by other armies. The inclination to depict the Civil War in this glorified manner strengthened over time until the process of converting the Civil War from hell on earth to a sacred cause systematically destroyed the anguish that the war created....   [tags: Women in the Civil War Era]

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Thucydides and The Civil War at Corcyra

- 1) According to Thucydides, during the civil war at Corcyra a re-evaluation of values took place in the populace (3.82). Explain the nature of these re-evaluations, and the reason(s) they took place. Thucydides recounts the events that took place during the civil war in Corcyra. In the year 427 tensions between the Democrats and Oligarchs exploded into civil war, both sides hailing allies from all over the world for aid. At first the Oligarchs received aid from large a Peloponnesian naval fleet, which gave the democrats a scare....   [tags: Civil War at Corcyra, Oligarchs]

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Reconstruction And Restoration Of The Civil War

- The Civil War is arguably the darkest point in American history, as it is the only point in which thousands of Americans are being killed by their fellow countrymen. However, the period following was just as dark from a more political, social, and economic point of view. This period of time taking place from 1865-1877 is usually known as Reconstruction because the south is "reconstructing" from the damages of the war. However, many historians argue that this period of time is improperly named and should be called restoration....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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The Road to the American Civil War

- The majority of speculations regarding the causes of the American Civil War are in some relation to slavery. While slavery was a factor in the disagreements that led to the Civil War, it was not the solitary or primary cause. There were three other, larger causes that contributed more directly to the beginning of the secession of the southern states and, eventually, the start of the war. Those three causes included economic and social divergence amongst the North and South, state versus national rights, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case....   [tags: American History, CIvil War]

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The Major Causes of the Civil War

- During the early nineteenth century the United States began to split, but at the middle of the century people views started to become more concrete and so separation in the Union became more drastic. From 1850 to 1861 it was apparent that the union was separating into the North and the South. The Constitution played a major role in the separation that was occurring. Through sectional favoritism of bits and pieces of the Constitution and through ideas that were left out of it, the Constitution led to sectional discord and nearly the failure of the union....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,]

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Civil War Battles of Chancelorsville and Gettysburg

- This is only two battles in the whole Civil War yet countless lives were lost in each one. These battles were only two months apart. The goal of this paper is to give information on these two Civil War battles Chancelorsville and Gettysburg. The Battle of Chancelorsville In the Battle of Chancelorsville, Hooker was the Union general and Lee was the Confederate general. Hooker had 130,000 men and Lee had 60,000 men. Hooker had more men and supplies and Lee was outnumbered. Before the battle Hooker said, “May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.” In the morning of May 1, 1863, Hooker was condensing his forces waiting for Lee to attack....   [tags: Civil War]

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Causes of The American Civil War

- "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War is considered the bloodiest war in American history. However, the Civil War had seemingly been a long time coming. There were many events that took place within the fifteen years leading up to the Civil War that foreshadowed the eventual secession of seven “cotton states” from the Union. The end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and the outcome of the Presidential Election of 1860 all helped contribute to southern secession and the s...   [tags: American Civil War]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- America’s transformation into the country we live in today has been formed through numerous events during its short history but the event that will split the United States into North versus South is truly one of the most defining events in American history. Through numerous events leading up to the start of the Civil War, I will attempt to show how the United States was destined for conflict and that the Civil War was inevitable. The first way I will show how the war could not be avoided will deal with the issue of slavery....   [tags: Civil War, America]

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The Civil War : The War Of A Revolution

- The American Civil War or officially known as the War of the Rebellion began in 1861 and ended in 1865; it was a war fought between the Union and the Confederacy states which means the Northern and the Southern states of the United States of America. This event was one of the most destructive events in American history. This war cost more than 600,000 lives; many Americans thought the Civil War would help shape the character of the American people. The South believed that the war was a “War of Rebellion”, or a War for Southern Independence....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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The End Of The Civil War

- ... In September Lincoln read the Emancipation Proclamation after the win of Antietam, he gave the opportunity for the seceded states to stop fighting and join the union once more, on January 1st 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation went into full effect granting all slaves in the confederate and rebellious states their freedom . Seemed like a pretty easy resolution to the slavery issue, except for the re-introducing them into society as free men, women and children; however this was not the case....   [tags: American Civil War]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- The Civil War: one of the most pivotal and significant moments in the history of the United States of America. The dividing of a newly birthed nation upon itself - the turmoil created threatened to collapse a unified yearning for independence. A nation once united by the solace of solidarity, once tread on by the tyranny of a motherland, once triumphant in a fight for freedom, became segregated by principle. Power and greed fueled a dichotomy between color and people which repercussions' lingered in the air of America for the better part of two centuries, and quite possibly more to come....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- There is little doubt that the period from 1865 to 1896 was one of the most significant in American History. The Civil War divided the country on the issue of slavery, but in many ways slavery was not the main issue of the war. The main goal of the war from President Abraham Lincoln’s standpoint was to preserve the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation and freeing of the slaves was a secondary outcome. Either way, following the war the country had roughly 4 million people freed from slavery. Policies regarding their rights and freedoms became the dominant political controversy in the time period of reconstruction....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- The Civil War between the North and South was the result of two cultures that economically, morally, and legally clashed on almost all levels. The steadily growing conflict between the two parts of the union makes it hard to pinpoint the origin or the cause of the resulting war. The conflict arose from a nation thats geographical areas had slowly grown apart in their ideals and also their source of income, which is often the cause of strife between battling regions. This rift driven between the two areas gradually increased from one state disagreeing with the other in policy to an imaginary line drawn, dividing the nation into the North and the South....   [tags: Civil War, North, South]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- The Civil War was inevitable in many reasons. The economic and industrial evolution was mainly in the North side of the United States while the South was just a cotton kingdom, Slave Empire. Also both were completely opposites of one another when it was about freeing the slaves or hiring more. With many debates there has to be sides that would be separated especially if the president has so much hate from the people. With that being said, since many want opposing ideas, the Civil War becomes much evitable....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln, Cotton]

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The Reconstruction Of The Civil War

- The Reconstruction After the Civil War, the Reconstruction Era was born in 1865 to 1877. Many thought that this new era would bring prosperity for the country and a way of life for the slaves. Unfortunately, the war had not completely stopped because now it was President Abraham Lincoln’s plan against Congress. Since the South was not in favor of the abolition of slavery, Congress had a different view for their joining back into the Union than Lincoln. Although there were still hardships for the freedmen, they ended with some victories....   [tags: American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction During The Civil War

- At first when the Reconstruction began in 1865 as the civil war came to an end, African Americans benefited majorly for a short amount of time thanks to the northern states, the Union, congress, and Abraham Lincoln. When slaves were first informed about their freedom they celebrated and were being protected by Union soldiers. That did not last long though and they started to be punished for rejoicing and acting as if they were actually free. However, African Americans did not let that hold them back and they continued to act freely and began to do things such as go to school, make their own communities, marry, and many other things....   [tags: American Civil War]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- "A house divided against itself cannot stand" were the words of Abraham Lincoln in a republican convention on June 17,1858 in Illinois. The inevitable debate over slavery, popular sovereignty, the publishing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Lincoln's election would eventually have brothers versus brothers fighting each other in a bloody war. Religion, economics and the lost of power made the civil war an inevitable one. Popular sovereignty is the ideal that people could choose their laws such ideal Lewis Cass first brought up....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln]

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The Civil War

- The Civil War was a war fought within the United States of America during the mid nineteenth century between the Northern States (The Union) and the Southern States (The Confederacy). The event was one of the most terrible chapters in American history. In total, the domestic incursion cost more than half a million lives. To The Confederacy, this incursion was a Southern Revolution. They believed that they were fighting to preserve the New World in the same way that the Founding Fathers fought for independence in their time....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The War Of The Civil War

- The War of Succession, universally known as the Civil War, was a war unlike any other. According to the Civil War Trust, “ it was the largest and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914. The Civil War was a severely catastrophic event. “ On April 12, 1861, some Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter, this was the beginning of the war. The Civil War was a severely catastrophic event for both the North and the South....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The War Of The Civil War

- On July 1st, 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George C. Meade transformed Gettysburg, Pennsylvania into a battleground for the Civil War,the battle ended July 3rd, 1863. David Wills was charged by Pennsylvania 's Governor Andrew Curtin to clean up after the battle, part of the battlefield was converted into a gravel site for the soldiers. Later on November 2nd, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln received an invitation from Wills to speak at the dedication ceremony for the soldiers who lost their lives....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Limitations in Civil War Medicine

- From 1861 to 1865, civil war broke loose and resulted in the many deaths of Americans. The blame for this tragedy is not due to the conflict alone, but due to the standards of medicine during the mid 1800s. Today we have the luxury of antibiotics and anesthetics to cure aliments and a much higher chance of surviving an injury or a common disease like malaria. Unfortunately, during the civil war, medical practitioners had to resort to primal methods in saving a civil war soldier’s life. Civil war soldiers lost their limbs and lives to injuries and diseases that would have been avoidable today....   [tags: american history, civil war]

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The War Of The Civil War

- ... Their population has been cut in half since this civil war began. Half of the 220,000 victims who have been killed were innocent civilians. 6.6 million people have been displaced. There is evidence that both sides have committed unthinkable war crimes, including using civilian suffering as a method of war. They were trying to force the other side to do what they wanted by starving and dehydrating innocent people. That’s not just the rebels. The government is doing this too. We hold the government to a higher standard....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, American Civil War]

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The Civil War And The War

- ... Most factories in the United States were located in the North giving them a greater advantage when it came to supplying their own materials and left the Confederacy with no where to create weapons and military necessities. Due to the unstable wartime economy, both the North and the South suffered from bouts of inflation. The South, however, had a rate of inflation upwards of 5,000%, “the Confederate government obtained three-quarters of its revenues from the printing press… and less than two percent from taxes” (McPherson 439) The North suffered from inflation as well but remained at around one hundred percent, a much lower rate of inflation....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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Causes of the Civil War

- A major conflict in the United States’ history is the American Civil War. Many causes led to the Civil War. This all happened around the mid 1800s. It was a conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Both sides had their own view on slavery, and their separate views caused contentions between the two. Both had different views on whether to expand or stop slavery growth to the West, or have slavery at all. The biggest cause was a social difference between slave and anti-slave states. Also, the growth of the abolition movement added to the turmoil....   [tags: civil war, USA, history,]

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Civil Rights And The Civil War

- In the time of the Civil war, there were a lot of large scale propagandas, that is the only reason a country which had recently fought another war for its freedom, freedom was main the the society around this time, and most people fought for it. In 1819 to the 1820s the Civil War Disobeyed Civil rights of slaves. Civil Rights were applied or oriented rights and privileges. Civil rights include amendments like the freedom of speech, press, and assembly. It gives you the right to vote, but most of all you obtain freedom, freedom of involuntary servitude....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Civil War : The Battle Of Gettysburg

- ... One of the several battles that commenced during the Civil War time period of 1861 to 1865 was The Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg occurred after General Lee had been invaded at Fredericksburg, Virginia in which he triumphed against Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker. General Lee’s victory at this location was deemed by our text as one of his most brilliant victories. Lee then set his sights on invading the North again, this time being in the quiet small area of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The History of the American Civil War

- The American Civil war, also know as the War Between the States, was a bloody war to end slavery. It all started with eleven states seceding from the Union to form their own nation to be able to enslave the African American. The eleven states formed the Confederate States of America, also known as Confederacy, under their president Jefferson Davis. The Civil war came about in 1861 as the North wanted stop the eleven southern states from seceding and forming their own nation just so they can uphold slavery....   [tags: American, Civil war, USA, history, ]

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The Battle Of The American Civil War

- ... The role of drummer or bugler was a very important role in the Civil War. The biggest role of a bugler or drummer was to communicate commands or orders during a battle. The voice of a commander could not be heard over the loud noise of the gunfight. According to The Washington Post, “In the noise and confusion of battle, it was often impossible to hear the officers’ orders, so each order was given a series of drumbeats to represent it”. Another role that drummers had in battle was to help soldiers stay in time when marching during battles, as well as, drills....   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army]

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The Civil War Of The United States

- In the 1860’s, approximately ninety per cent of the African American population lived in the South. Slave-owners did not believe that they had the ability to run their plantations without slave labour and in addition, having slaves gave them a sense of prestige and increased their social position. In 1861, the Southern States formed themselves into the Confederacy and drew up their own Constitution. This protected their right to own slaves and also included provisions for the extension of slavery into new territories that the Confederacy may acquire in the future....   [tags: American Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation]

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The Civil War : A New World

- ... James Oglethorpe formed Georgia as a protection buffer to protect the other colonies against attacks of the Spanish, French or Natives while gaining a profit in agriculture. New England colonies aimed to make the most profit and prioritized trading. Middle colonies strived for perfection. They wanted to become the perfect utopian representatives of an American society. Southern colonies earned great economic standings from agriculture and cash crops. To sum it all up, most of the New England colonies were formed for trading post and making profits, most of the Middle colonies were developed for religious reasons, and most of the southern colonies were established for agricultural motivat...   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Main Cause Of The Civil War

- Although some people assume that the main cause of the Civil War could have been triggered by religious differences or opposing political views, I believe that with the facts at hand, slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War. Sure, religion and politics had something to with it as well, but each explanation that was brought to the table somehow related back to the problems of slavery. Slavery was without a doubt the most major controversy that America has ever faced not only during the nineteenth century, but as well as the previous centuries....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Loss Of Life For The Civil War

- ... In Mississippi problems with soldiers were high: “ [soldiers] destroying property& abusing helpless women and children.”6 Soldiers were purposefully degrading the civilian population, because the civilian were the enemy. The treatment the Margaret suffering at the hand of solider was common throughout the country as opposing sides come into contact. Margaret suffered because she supported the South; certain men believed that this was the right course of action. Osborn Oldroyd stated, “The South Must suffer but out of that suffering will come wisdom.”7 Soldiers believed that the South, and Southern sympathies need to pay for their actions; unfortunately, soldiers held it within their pow...   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army]

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The United States And The Civil War

- Formed at the eve of the Civil War, the United States (USA) and the Confederate States (CSA) were created for multiple reasons. The main reason of the formation includes that of political issues and slavery issues. Other ideas include the military, economics, etc. The USA was led by President Abraham Lincoln and the CSA was led under President Jefferson Davis. The CSA included the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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A Deeper Look at The Civil War

- War is often thought of as an act, or perhaps numerous acts of violence that are used to settle conflicts between nations. These events can be studied by breaking them up into battles, or campaigns, but other factors are also in play, such as the economic, cultural, social or military issues. All of these, and of course many more made a difference in the way the Civil War was fought, as well as the way that the post war era was handled. There is no doubt that slavery was part of the issues involved in the Civil War, but it was by no means the only reason....   [tags: The American Civil War, history, informative]

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The Civil War Of The United States

- In the mid 1860’s the country of the United States of America, faced one major speed bump, the Secession Crisis. Back in the early 1800s the United States was faced with a major debating topic, slavery. The South supported slavery. They believed that it was custom to the way of life and religion. The North did not believe in slavery and wanted no part in owning another human being because that believed that it was wrong and unhuman and that god had not approved of owning a slave. The Northern parts and Southern parts of America experienced the session crises very differently, with the Northerners looking at ending slavery over a graduated period of time and the Southerners demanding the righ...   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Civil War : American History

- Introduction It is often said that one cannot understand the American history without understanding the Civil War. From April 15, 1861 to 1865 April, the United States was between the north and south of the war, also known as the American Civil war. Northern leaders are bourgeois war; combat forces are vast numbers of workers, peasants and black. In the south, insist the war is only plantation slave owners, their war aims to defend slavery, secession, a confederate, reflects the country from the establishment of the moment, have the right to choose their own life of freedom, and the purpose is to beat the north south, to restore national unity and the abolition of the slave system, so that t...   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Gettysburg Address : The Civil War

- ... Mr. Wills also sent an invitation to President Lincoln, in the invitation Mr. Wills wrote, “ It is the desire that, after the Oration, You as Chief Executive of the Nation formally set apart these grounds to their Sacred use by a few appropriate remarks” (White 602). President Lincoln was not sure if he would be able to attend since was extremly busy. Another reason he was not sure if he could make the trip was because his son had been ill. He decided to attend the ceremony two days before and he encouraged the members of the cabinet to attend as well (Borrit, 50)....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Civil War

- ... Despite the prevalence of slavery in the eighteenth century, the abolitionist movement led to the fact that the vast majority of states adopted legal acts, providing for limiting the trade in slaves. Nonetheless, the complete abolition of slavery did not take place at this time. In 1804, the Northern states provided for the complete abolition of slavery. However, the Southern states refused to do so, and the issue has remained unsolved until the adoption of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. In spite of the preservation of slavery irrespective of the political crisis of 1820 and the need for the adoption of Missouri Compromise, it was already clear that the strong federal government repres...   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Emancipation Proclamation And The Civil War

- The Emancipation Proclamation greatly affected the Civil War. It helped pave the way for the Union to win the War. But, this great declaration of independence did have some holes. Historians throughout history have thought many things about the Emancipation Proclamation. Many of the historian’s thoughts proved that Lincoln had a greater reason than to “free the slaves.” With this document, he planned to win the war for the Union army. A big issue was: Did Lincoln only release the Emancipation Proclamation because he felt pressured to....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- After the Civil War, the President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This was the victory for the African American people for the freedom of the slavery. They were fighting and bleeding for the freedom with Northern Union States such as fifty fourth regiment which was all African American soldiers. They were still encountered racial discrimination even from their own force’s white soldiers, but they overcame the trial and made a win. However, after the emancipation of the slavery, the real freedom of their right was not complete....   [tags: American Civil War, African American]

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The Civil War : American Dream

- The Civil War: “American Dream” “American Dream” is a national ethos of the United States citizens, a set of traditional social ideals, including freedom of opportunity for prosperity and success. The term “American Dream” was commonly used after the Civil War, the era of struggles, discrimination and a war that put an end to slavery. The Civil War is also known as the bloodiest war in the U.S history. It took place from 1861 to 1865 between the North (Union) and the South (Confederacy), resulting in the deaths of an estimated number 650,000 soldiers and an unspecified but reasonably large number of civilian casualties....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Civil War

- ... The controversy caused by this case had many Americans confused. The response to the decision varied by area and political party, with it being disapproved by northerners and Republicans, and admired by southerners and Democrats. Happening a couple years before the Civil War, the North and the South continued to disagree adding on to the constant political disagreements. The Union referred to the United States of America, the national government, and the 20 other free states and five border slave states which supported it....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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The Civil War

- ... President Lincoln then appointed George. B. McClellan as Commander, replacing McDowell. In November President Lincoln appoints McClellan as general-in-chief of all Union forces after the resignation of the aged Winfield Scott. On February 6, 1862 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant got a victory in Tennessee, capturing Fort Henry, and ten days later Fort Donelson. Grant then earned the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant. On February 20 President Lincoln suffered as his eleven-year-old son, Willie, died from fever....   [tags: American Civil War, Robert E. Lee]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- What could have caused a war so immense that it took over 600,000 lives. This is the question many people wonder after hearing that startling statistic. The Civil War was so large that it affected the lives of citizens all across America. Whether someone lived in the far north of Maine, southern Texas, or the pacific coast of California, they were sure to have been influenced by the war that had taken the lives of their brothers or sons. No single issue could have ever caused a war of this magnitude....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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The Colonization Of The Civil War

- The moment the first colonist step foot onto the New World, a new development started. From the time of colonization to the civil war, the northern, southern, and western regions developed in different ways. Each region done things different in both economic, social, and political development. Therefore, the development of the regions from colonization to the civil war were very devise. The north had its own way of things. Their economy grew grain, raised cattle, harvested timer and fish, and built ships....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction Period And Civil War

- The Reconstruction period and Civil War era was a time when African Americans were seeking their freedom believing that eventually they would be treated equal. This period in American history defined America because of the way in which African Americans were viewed and their place in society. The way the country evolved socio-economically and culturally would dramatic influence how the world views African Americans. African Americans knew that the Civil War defined their freedom. Many events happened during the civil war, for example, on December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union (History Place 1)....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Outcome Of The Civil War

- Chapter 21: Big Question: The outcome of the civil war was influenced by men, materials, money, and motivation. Between the North and South, the North had the advantage of a larger population, which allowed for more men to be sent off to fight. The North was also more industrialized than the South, and due to its massive amounts of factories, was able to supply a large amount of needed materials to the Union troops compared to that of the rivals. Money wise, although the south was known for its wealthy landowners who owned hundreds of slaves, in reality, these people made up only a tiny percentage of the population....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

- Throughout our history, our country has been shaped by time, people, and events. People like Martin Luther King Jr and Teddy Roosevelt and events like 9/11 and the Civil War. As time goes on it was people and events like these ones that shape the face of our nation. One such event changed our nation forever; it changed the way our nation developed into what it is today. The event that was the major turning point in the 19th century was the assignation of Abraham Lincoln. The reason that it is the most influential event in the 19th century is because it changed the direction our country was headed and left deep wounds could have been made whole....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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African Americans And The Civil War

- The Civil War is often thought of as white northerners and southerners fighting over the freedom of African American’s. African American soldiers would fight on both sides of the war. The eventual acceptance of African American’s and their contributions to the Union Army would be pivotal in the Unions success. African Americans were banned from joining the Union Army in the early part of the Civil War. President Lincoln feared that African Americans in the Army would persuade certain states, such as Missouri, to join the Confederacy....   [tags: American Civil War, Union Army]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- ... At last, the 14th Amendment, which also came straight out of the Reconstruction era, was passed and made sure the civil rights of blacks, at least to some extent. By the end of Reconstruction, the South knew it had no other choice and could no longer hold to its dream of recreating itself outside of the North. Even with the progress made by Reconstruction, there were still longstanding tensions between the North and newly-united South. Furthermore, the process in any way did not grant equal rights to freed slaves and while they enjoyed some greater freedoms, voting rights was still a long way off....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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President Lincoln And The Civil War

- ... Once on his own, he became interested in politics. In 1832 he ran for Illinois state legislature. This was his first attempt at a political office and he lost it. This did not hinder him from trying again, however. In 1834 he ran again for state legislature and was elected. He ended up getting reelected four more times to the state legislature. During all of this he started studying to become an attorney. He worked hard for this and spent a great deal of time understanding law. “He threw himself into the study of law, spending nearly every waking moment reading and analyzing the rules of pleading and practice, and became an attorney in 1836....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- ... Harry Williams: "Lincoln stands out as a great war president, probably the greatest in our history, and a great natural strategist, a better one than any of his generals To begin with, McPherson looks to expose the myth that Lincoln was a "natural strategist."6 Lincoln "worked hard to master this subject, just as he had done to become a lawyer."7 One of Lincoln’s most noteworthy qualities was his determination and diligent work. Hard work was unquestionably an imperative element in Lincoln 's ultimate success as commander in chief....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

- Summary The autobiography Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War starts by talking about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood. He was born in 1809 in Nolan Creek, Kentucky. His parents were Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln. Abraham 's father was described as “a tinker- a piddler- always doing, but doing nothing great” (2), meaning that he did just what was necessary to survive, never really getting ahead. During Abe’s childhood, the family would move several times, first to Indiana and later to Illinois. Abraham’s mother Nancy, died when he was still a boy....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction During The Civil War

- The Reconstruction was the historical period after the Civil War where the United States was rebuilding itself. This time period lasted approximately twelve years from 1865-1877. The Reconstruction was when the Union was allowing the South to come back. The North or the Union had one main condition for re-admittance; the South had to at least have ten percent of the voting population take an oath of allegiance to the Union (Wormser). For many Americans the Reconstruction was a time of “great pain and endless questions” (U.S....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Civil War Was A War Of Aggression

- The Civil War Was a War of Aggression That the Northerners Launched in the Name of Emancipation Although the American Civil War achieved emancipation objectively, it was essentially not about the freedom of slaves but an unconstitutional and aggressive war launched by the North. The northerners used slavery as their excuse to conquer the South. Just like Abraham Lincoln addressed in his speech in Baltimore, “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing”, the North and the South always had different understanding on liberty and freedom during the Civil War (doc....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Legacy Of The Civil War

- The Civil war was possibly the best catastrophe that this nation had ever confronted. A long time of steady contending, bargains and pessimistic thoughts regarding servitude pushed this supposed "United Nation" into a terrible crash between the Northern abolitionists and the Southern proslavery ranchers and manor proprietors. The country endured gigantic misfortunes monetarily and went into a descending winding. The remaking period started with numerous pioneers venturing up to attempt and fix this handicapped nation, yet it didn’t turn out like everybody trusted....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- Many Americans debate the fact whether slavery was a key factor in the American Civil War. However, No One ever thought such war would bring unimaginable scale of deaths;  that enter the lives of American people like never before. Throughout the war Americans tried to produce new ways of coping with death.     Just as Faust stated, “neither side could have imagined the magnitude and length of the conflict that unfolded, nor the death tolls that proved its terrible cost.”1 The death tolls were so tremendous; it outnumbered the total from every war America has gotten into combined....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The War Of The American Civil War

- During the years that the American Civil War was fought through, 1861-1865, well accredited men, from prestigious military academies across the country, went head to head with different military strategies. Generals, both from the North and South, fought each other over whether or not slavery should be abolished. When the Civil War began, the country split, calling the most experienced military men home, to where their opinions were molded, to fight for the side they believed was just. General Robert E....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The War Of The Civil War

- When you look at the Civil War, it is very easy to get caught up in the overarching reasons from the politicians as to why the war was fought. However, the number of soldiers, on the North and on the South, far outnumbers the politicians and their self-interested goals. History is often taught from the politicians point of view with very little being mentioned as to the soldiers’ point of view. While it is no doubt clear that some soldiers’ motives will indeed line up with the politicians’ of their respective sides, it is very important that we see that the individual soldiers,’ as a majority, differed in their reasoning for the fighting of the war....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The War Of The Civil War

- In the years leading up to the Civil War, there was great conflict throughout the United States. The North and South had come to a crossroads at which there was no turning back. The Secession Crisis is what ultimately led to the Civil War. The North and the South disagreed on slavery and what states would be free states. The South despised Lincoln 's election and rose up in revolt by forming the Confederate States of America. Both the North and the South were responsible for the crisis, but the election of Lincoln had the most impact....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Slavery And The Civil War

- As I sat thinking about what to write about I started to realize that slavery and war were the two things that at least keep me going and I knew I could say a lot on both. I couldn 't quite figure out how I was going to join the two until I did some research and read, “Tennesseans and Their History by Paul Bergeron, Stephen Ash, and Jeanette Keith”. So as I started to read and remember the civil war and its purposes, it all came together. I not only found out several changes made into history throughout 1861-1865, but I also came across some very interesting information which I felt could bring my points of view out quite effectively....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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The Civil War And Reconstruction

- The Civil war and Reconstruction, both had profound effects on america in various political, economic, and social ways. both of these periods in time had different effects depending on the area which can be divided as the North and the South. Both of these areas experienced different alterations depending on the way that they had been influenced by the civil war and reconstruction. these alterations had both positive and negative effects which lead to the American society we know now. America politically changed during the civil war in many ways, one such way was how the morrill tariff act had been passed along with other political decrees....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Slavery During The Civil War

- Slavery in America from 1492 to 1960s In America, the Civil War has an important effect on the country and slaves were the direct reason to cause the war. In 1492, some Native American owned slaves before the Columbus found the New World, they were permanently slaves. In colonial period, the first black Americans were indentured servants in colonies, they could free after working for 4 to 7 years. The development of industry caused the large demand of African slaves. Many slaves sold to American to do the heavy work and treated badly....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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Civil War And The War

- Civil War and the not used advantages of the South The civil war was the deadliest war in American history, taking the lives of approximately 600,000 soldiers; so many people had to die just for a conflict over a particular style of life of some individuals. The Southern states depended upon the agriculture that their slaves worked for, including cotton production. When Abraham Lincoln became named President in 1860, his opposition of slavery was seen as a threat to the economic interests of most Southern states....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Origins Of The American Civil War

- ... During this time the country is incredibly divided over many topics, the biggest of which being the spread and abolishment of slavery. During this time the political unity suffered and there was less unity to the entire country, and rather to the party that they identify too. This disunity and divisiveness caused hostile partisan politics and deadlock which made the parties not able to work together so that they could get things done in the government. An example of the divisiveness of this era is the issue of slavery, the parties could not agree on what to do....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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Redemption : The Last Battle Of The Civil War

- Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War Review In the historical narrative Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, Nicholas Leman gives readers an insight into the gruesome and savage acts that took place in the mid-1870s and eventually led to the end of the Reconstruction era in the southern states. Before the engaging narrative officially begins, Lemann gives a 29-page introduction to the setting and provides background information about the time period. With Republican Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States of America and Republican Adelbert Ames, as the Governor of Mississippi, the narrative is set in a town owned by William Calhoun in the city of Colfax, Louisian...   [tags: American Civil War]

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African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War

- African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War African Americans helped shape the Civil War from various perspectives. Actually, they were the underlying foundation for the war if you think about it in depth. African Americans were slaves and had been dealt with like property since they arrived in America. The likelihood of opportunity for these slaves created an enormous commotion in the South. The issue of equal rights for African Americans brought on a gap between the states. The United States Civil War began as an effort to save the Union, and ended in a fight to abolish slavery....   [tags: civil war, union spies]

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The Civil War And The End Of Reconstruction

- The Civil War in 1861-1865 was a time period in which the United States wrestled intensely over what kind of nation it would be. The war initially stemmed from the differences between the North and South, or between slave states and (mostly) non-slave states. These two sides argued over the right to continue the institution of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery whereas the South believed it needed slaves to keep its plantations running and its cotton-based economy successful. Following the Civil War, during the time period of Reconstruction, the abolition of slavery was followed by further reform movements to overcome racial inequalities and both rebuild and modernize the devastate...   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Battle Of Gettysburg And The Civil War

- From 1861 to 1865 America was caught in a brutal civil war between the Union states and the Confederate states. Thousands of lives were lost and America was torn between the North and the South. Often, The Civil War is referred to as one incident when discussing its significance and impact. However, The Civil War itself included approximately 10,500 battles and other military actions, fifty of which were battles of major significance. One of fifty major battles is the Battle of Gettysburg in which more than 50,000 soldiers total suffered casualties....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Why The American Civil War Is Important

- The American civil war took place 150 years ago. The war ripped apart the young country and turned brother against brother. The American civil war ended the most grotesque American institution in its history and caused the nation to struggle for the next decade to recover from the devastation. The war caused a wealthy class to lose their stranglehold over the southern economy and ended politics being swayed by whether you were pro or anti slavery. The war caused the death of over 620,000 men, around 2% of the population....   [tags: The American Civil War Essays]

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Birth Of A Nation : The Civil War

- In the movie Birth of a Nation, the first half of the story is based off the Civil War, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. The movie is divided into two parts, Pre-Civil War America and Reconstruction. After covering the Civil War, the story starts to introduce the Southern Camerons and Northern Stonemans. Birth of a Nation is told from the perspectives of these two families. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and Reconstruction is introduced in the second half. In the second half of the movie, racism becomes more apparent....   [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, American Civil War]

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Motivation And Strength Of The Civil War

- Ashley Raymer Mr.Hollembaek history 110 26 November 2014 Motivation and strength of the Civil War soldiers The American Civil War was a war of all wars, many soldiers died risking their lives in the strong pride that they had for their cause. But the real question is why would someone want to put their lives on the line and volunteer to be apart of such a gruesome war....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Abolition Of Slavery During The Civil War

- ... 485, The Crises of Reconstruction). In spite of this feeling of independence, tenants were still at the mercy of the landlords because they could be evicted at a moment’s notice. In addition to the possibility of expulsion, many farmers became trapped within their contracts with the landowner demanding more each year. In some cases, the farmers never were able to get of debt. Such unfairness in modern times could be avoided but with little legislation in place to protect freedmen, many suffered....   [tags: American Civil War]

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