"American Civil War" Essays and Research Papers

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    The Civil War The Civil War started in 1861 and lasted for four years until the south surrendered in 1865. The war was between the northern states and the southern states of the United States. Since the War there has been a lot of discussions among historians arguing about the cause of the war. Historians have yet to agree if the cause was social‚ political‚ economical or a mix of them. Most of those who believe it was because of economic reasons believe that it was because of The Sectional

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  • The American Civil War - Unlike Any Other War?

    To claim that the Civil War was unlike any other war since is to dispute the claims of countless historians who view it as a prelude or prototype for the type of wars that followed‚ “Library shelves groan with works pointing to the Civil War as a harbinger of “total war” in its modern form.” This claim‚ as well as overlooking strategies and tactics that have been applied and evolved through subsequent wars‚ overlooks the significance of ideological warfare and policies of a central government such

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    THE CIVIL WAR:WHY DID TEXANS FIGHT? THE CIVIL WAR WAS A SAD TIME FOR TEXANS AND AMERICANS‚ AS IT DIVIDED THE COUNTRY INTO TWO OPPOSING SIDES.BETWEEN 1861 AND 1865‚ 75‚000 TEXANS WENT TO WAR.WHAT WERE THE REASONS TEXAS FOUGHT FOR THE SOUTH IN THE CIVIL WAR.TEXANS WENT TO WAR STATES’ RIGHTS‚TO DEFEND THE STATE THEY LOVE AND TO PERSERVE SLAVERY. ONE REASON TEXANS FOUGHT FOR THE SOUTH IN THE CIVIL WAR WAS FOR STATES’ RIGHTS.THE TEXAS STATE GASETTE EDITORAIL‚ IT SUPPORTS THE RIGHT OF SECESSION

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    Vicksburg This battle occurred in May and June on 1863. This battle was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. Once Pemberton’s army was lost‚ the Confederacy war nearly split in half. Ulysses Grant’s success boosted his reputation and lead to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union army Battles of Fort Wagner These battles were fought on July 11th and 18th‚ 1863. General Quincy Gillmore sought to capture the Confederate fortifications on James

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  • The Civil War

    The American Civil War lasted from 1861-1865‚ and is known as one of the most crucial events in the history of American. In those four years‚ more than half a million soldiers from both the Confederate and Union side were either wounded or died trying to fight for what they believed in. A nation was divided and mass social and economical changes occurred throughout the entire region. This fight over slavery and State rights would pit man against man and create a greater debt within the United States

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    after the Civil War and to improve the status of former slaves (freedmen). The reality is that it was enormously difficult to satisfy both these goals. -- "Politics is the art of the possible." The North prevailed during the Civil War. The South prevailed after the war. I. Four main questions vis-à-vis Reconstruction of the post-Civil War South: 1. How to rebuild the South after its destruction during the Civil War? 2. What would be the condition of African Americans in the

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    Katelin Foster 9/30/12 Period 5 US History The Civil War The Civil War was a fight between the Southern states and the Northern states. It began in 1861 and ended in 1865. The northerners referred to this war as the war to preserve the Union because that became the main goal of the Civil War. Slavery was one of the causes of the war‚ but in the end Lincoln’s goal became preserving the union. When Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1783‚ cotton then became very profitable. Many farmers

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    1.  The Civil War will claim 600‚000 American lives.  According to the reading that is the equivalent of how many Trade Tower attacks? The death toll of the Civil War is equivalent to a Trade Tower disaster occurring every Tuesday for four years. 2.  Why would the framers of the Constitution not even mention the word ’slavery’ in the Constitution? The framers of the Constitution didn’t mention the word ‘slavery’ because they feared that the Southern states would not then join the new government

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    Brigadier General William Taliaferro was in charge of 1‚620 confederate soldiers and only 36 were killed. Quincy Adams Gillmore graduated first in the United States Military Academy in 1849. He then became an american civil war engineer and a general in the Union army during the civil war. He was born February 28‚ 1825 and he died April 7‚ 1888. Gillmore also commanded the capture of the Batteries Wagner‚ using African­American soldiers. There was a total of 6‚800 soldiers including Confederate and Union armies

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  • Civil War

    Brothers fighting brothers‚ a country imploding in itself‚ the world is an antithesis of what auspicious t it is today. A country separated by gender‚ race‚ religion‚ and class is that really a Union? The Civil War has begun‚ a fight not yet for the freedom of slaves but a fight to mold two sides of a coin into one. The oppressed brethren are reluctant to fight and why shouldn’t they be through all the injustices the Union has placed upon them? Regardless‚ Alfred M. Green delivers a speech in an

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