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American Civil War

upheld the unification of the state and abolished the slavery. Lasting impact had been made on American society. For decades after the war, Northern Republicans "waved the bloody shirt," brought up wartime casualties as an electoral tactic. Memories of the war and Reconstruction held the segregated the South together as a Democratic block—the "Solid South"—in national politics for another century. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s had its neoabolitionist roots in the failure of Reconstruction....

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African Americans and the Civil War

African Americans and the Civil War Slavery affected many of the political reasons that contributed to causing the Civil War in 1961. Most in the Northern states including President Lincoln were more concerned with preserving the Union rather than fighting for the freedom of all. On the other hand the South fought to preserve what they believed to be absolute state rights. However the overall goals of the war were altered significantly by the willingness of African Americans during war. This also...

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American Civil War

American Civil War Introduction The American Civil War is always remembered as central event in the history of the United States of America. The revolution of 1776 to 1783 resulted in the creation of the America but what kind of nation the America would have, was determined by the civil war of 1861 to 1865. There were two basic questions that were needed to get answered and remain unanswered even by the revolution. These questions raised the unanswered thought that whether the United States was...

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African Americans in the Civil War

Anderson HIST 3060 February 25, 13 African Americans and the Civil War The role African Americans played in the outcome, and the road to the outcome of the Civil War was immense. The fact that the south had slaves and the north did not played an enormous role in the issues. The north wanted to abolish slavery, and the south did not and after the war started this became one of the main reasons for the Civil War. Since most African Americans could not read or write, this made them an easy target...

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American Civil War

The American Civil War In 1860, arguably the world's greatest nation was locked in Civil War. The war divided the country between the North (Union) and South (Confederate). The war lasted five years and by 1865 the Confederate forces were truly beaten. Out of this horrendous war though, where some 600,000 men died grew a greater sense of nationalism than is today, unrivalled around the world. The American Civil War is interpreted differently by many historians but most see the catalyst as...

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American Civil War

Plains before and after the Civil War. Do this by filling in the chart provided by using the text and the internet. Make sure that all answers are complete. The first section has been done for you. Category: People Pre-Civil War: Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Nez Perce Post-Civil War: Farmers, Ranchers Category: Building Materials Pre-Civil War: Buffalo Remains Post-Civil War: Bricks of sod Category: Food Supply Pre-Civil War: Buffalo Post-Civil War: Farms and domestic animals ...

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American History-Civil War

Name: Institution: Course: Date: American History-Civil War 1. Write a brief history of the Civil War that centers around history of slavery and emancipation. How did slavery play a role in both the causes and the course of the war? In the mid 19th Century, when the economy of the United States grew tremendously, there was a critical economic disparity between the Southern and Northern regions. The southern part had a growing economy based on large scale farming, which depended on free labor...

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Causes of the American Civil War

the cause of the American Civil War was that the North was no longer willing to tolerate slavery as being part of the fabric of US society. Also, that the political power brokers in Washington were planning to abolish slavery throughout the Union. Therefore for many people slavery is the key issue to explain the causes of the American Civil War. However, it is not as simple as this and slavery, while a major issue, was not the only issue that pushed America into the Great American Tragedy. By April...

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Causes of American civil war

Sectionalism was the principal cause of the American Civil War, a reality acknowledged in Allan Nevins’ observation that the North and South ‘were rapidly becoming separate peoples’. The financial differences between the north and south due to increasing social, economical and political differentiation resulted in the prominence of slavery as an issue, further dividing the North and South. This sectionalism caused the emergence of the Republican Party with its anti-slavery platform, causing the...

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Causes of the American Civil War

 The American Civil War: Causes, Victor, and Validity Keagan Koerber History 205 Professor Childress December 9, 2014 The slightest mention of the American Civil War is enough to bring graphic and often horrifying images into one’s head: mountains of dead soldiers, amputations without anesthesia, and diseases running rampant. The Civil War was a war that no one wished for, it resulted in the deaths of several hundred thousand American lives, but it is often justified by its...

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