"Confederate States Of America" Essays and Research Papers

Confederate States Of America

The film “Confederate States of America” is a quasi-documentary film about the history of an America. Through the eye of a British “documentary” this film takes a satirically, humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at Civil War won by the South. First thing this work is take into consideration are advertisements. The director, Kevin Willmott, cuts the film with some commercials and with a news broadcast. Most of the ads are fake though they make the viewer thrilled, because of their racists...

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Confederate States of America: Rebel Flag

 Confederate States of America: Beauregard Battle Flag Chantell L. Bonham Atwood-Hammond High School Abstract In this research paper I will be discussing the controversies with the Confederate Battle Flag known today as the “Rebel Flag” and the “Beauregard Battle Flag”. In this paper, you will see the National Association of the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP), this is an organization that helps protects colored people’s rights. I went about researching everything...

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Why the Confederate States Seceded

Why the Confederate States Seceded Henry Blackburn ITT Technical Institute Knoxville Professor Clark Introduction This paper sets out to define or shed some light on the possible reasons of the separation of Confederate states from the Union. The North believed the highest power belonged to the federal government while the South believed that each state governed itself, and the question of slavery should be decided by the states not by the federal government. By examining these two points...

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The Confederate Flag

The Confederate Flag Within the United States of America, arguments, involving the Confederate Flag, are solved every sngle day. However, some controversies have managed to carry on from the 1800’s until present day without any solution. The text and symbolic meaning behind the “Confederate Flag” is a perfect example. The Confederate Flag is one of America’s most embattled symbolic controversies. Created in 1861in a battle between the South, Confederates, and the North, Union, two men by the name...

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The Confederate Army

 The Confederate Army Of The South Eric Vlasin Mrs. Person American Literature November 19, 2013 The Civil War, the war that rocked the United States in the late 1800’s, a war of a divided country, The war of the north and the south. The South wanting to secede from the nation, is what flared the war into action, and the South would soon be in danger. The South in the civil war, what did they plan, what did they have, and who were the leaders? The average soldier...

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Confederate Flag's Worth

Confederate Flag’s Worth Flags are familiar symbols and popular with all ages. A flags definition is usually rectangular piece of fabric of distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as a decoration. (Alle, pg. 127) Most people today consider the Confederate Flag to be racist but others just see it as a way to say they are proud to be from the South. Have people actually researched what they are saying or are they throwing out what they have heard others say? What...

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The Making of a Confederate

version of the Civil War creates a picture of the North versus the South with the North imposing on the South. However, after reading “The Making of a Confederate” by William L. Barney, one can see that subdivisions existed before the war was declared. The documents analyzed by Barney primarily focus on the experiences of Walter Lenoir, a southern confederate and a member of the planter elite. His experiences tell a vivid story of a passionate and strongly opinioned participant of the Civil War as well...

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Irish Immigrants in the American Civil War: Confederate and Union

God Help the Irish! History of the Irish Brigade by Phillip Thomas Tucker and Irish Americans in the Confederate Army by Sean Michael O’Brien are comprehensive in their military statistics, both authors also aim to explain social, political, and cultural aspects of Irish American’s alacrity to take arms against their American and Irish brethren. The opposing mantras of both Union Irish and Confederate Irish leading up to the war can be classified as simply understandable. Both books illustrate why...

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Alabama Confederate Flag Controversy

STATE OF ALABAMA Montgomery, Alabama Office of the Legislative Analyst June 21, 1988 MEMORANDUM FOR THE GOVERNOR FROM: [NAME WITHHELD], Legislative Analyst SUBJECT: Flying of Confederate Flag over Capital Building ISSUE: Presentation of analysis for your decision: BACKGROUND: The office of the Governor has received several demands by members representing the state’s chapter of the NAACP to remove the Confederate flag (“flag”). Earlier this year 13 African-American legislators were...

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United States History Notes

Why? In the mid 1800’s the Civil War begun. It was between the Union, the north, and the Confederates, the south. Each side had its own reason to start the war.  Economic and social differences between the North and the South were one of the reasons. Another reason for the start of the war was the fight for more state rights and more federal rights. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents was also a major cause of the Civil War. The last reasons for the war were the growth...

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Confederates in the Attic

Confederates in the Attic As Tony Horwitz illustrates in Confederates in the Attic, the Civil War is far from over. Horwitz, determined to find the answers to this conflict, treks through the South, seeking to explain man's longtime obsession with a war that divided the nation. Talking to historians and Civil War reenactors of all kinds, he finds that people are still divided today when it comes to the war and present issues in society. He collects a vast amount of data, which proves...

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The Confederate Flag of the CSS Virginia

The Confederate Flag of the CSS Virginia: The Stars and Bars were the first official flag of the Confederacy. Although a striking likeness is shared between this flag and to the Union’s “Stars and Stripes,” the symbols are representations of two nations at war; two very different places and mindsets. The Confederate Stars and Bars were flown from March, 1861, to May, 1863 and throughout that time this flag would gain stars at the same rate that the confederacy gained states into their union,...

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Inventing America

uestion: The "Young America" movement advocated: Student answered: a) a coordinated campaign of technological innovation Correct answer: b) the continued territorial expansion of the United States Question: The chief architect of the Nebraska Act of 1854 was: Student answered: b) Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois Correct answer: b) Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois Question: The presidential election of 1852: Student answered: b) resulted in the death of the Whig Party Correct answer: b) resulted...

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History 202, United States History from 1865 to the Present

Nation Following the Civil War, the United States was a country that had experienced great loss and had gone to great lengths to either maintain or abolish slavery. As a nation, they were given the difficult task of repairing the damaged country as a whole, but especially the south and its economy. Their job was to not only to restore the country, but to modernize it and make it stronger compared to other nations. The task presented to the United States, its president, and its government as a whole...

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States Rights vs Slavery Essay

1605 King and Chaplin 30 November 2010 The Cause of the Civil War The United States Civil War was the result of conflictive ideologies between the Northern states and the Southern states. The North was abolitionist and heavily developed while the South was poorly industrialized and strongly dependent on agriculture. More than being a social issue slavery was the basis of economy in the Southern part of the United States. The problem was not about whether slavery was morally correct, but whether the...

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The Civil War: the Confederate-Southern Perspective

The Civil War: The Confederate-Southern Perspective We are often taught in grade school the Union (or Northern view) of the Civil War because that is who won the war. In retrospect, both sides should be taught in American history, since, after all, this was a war with ourselves over differences. How different the nation would be if the South had won. Would we still engage in slavery? Would the United States have a completely different moral and ethical code in business? What of the impact of...

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Reconstruction Era of the United States

Reconstruction By 1865, the Civil War ended with a victory for the Union over the secessionist southern states. But with every conclusion comes new beginnings, thus the start of a new chapter American History: The Reconstruction. 1865 through 1877 was known as the period of Reconstruction. During this time the Confederate States were reintegrated into the Union. Before the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to the Union General, Ulysses Grant on April 9th, 1865 which actually...

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50 States Info

as the "First State" when it was the first to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787. Pennsylvania In September 1787, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia and on December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania, one of the thirteen colonies, became the second state. New Jersey New Jersey, one of the thirteen colonies, became the third state on December 18, 1787. Georgia Georgia, one of the thirteen colonies, ratified the US Constitution on January 2, 1788, becoming the fourth state to do so; it...

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Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America Summary

Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America Chapter Summaries Chapter 1: “Massacre at Mystic” May 26, 1637 was a fateful day in the history of America. The actions of Major John Mason and his Puritan men set a precedent for the next two hundred years of European and Indian relations. On that clear May night near the Mystic River of New England, hundreds of Pequot Indians were killed by the Europeans and their allies, most of the victims being the elderly, women, and children. This massacre was...

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Nationalism and Sectionalism in America During the Late 1700s and Early 1800s

America was founded by multiple states, from different regions and subsequently different styles of life, which made the possibility of their union unstable and uncertain. But, because they were united by a common goal- to break free of Britain’s despotic sovereignty- the American colonies were able to win their independence from Britain and become the United States of America. This dichotomy between the states’ different styles of life and their shared goal laid the foundation for the forces of...

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South America vs. North America

Audrey Hepburn March 4, 2013 Mr. Miller AP U.S. History South vs. North 1800-1850 FRQ: In spite of sharing a country, the Northern and Southern areas of America had many differences and distinctions, which ended up dividing the nation. During the first part of the 1800's the North and the South grew in different ways. In the North, cities were centers of wealth and manufacturing. There were many skilled workers. In the South there was not much manufacturing. There were not many skilled workers...

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Sectional issues leading up to the Civil War, how the North South and West felt about states rights, tariffs, western land policy, mexican war, secession and how all these linked back to slavery.

The Civil war was the most momentous and crucial period of time in the history of America. Not only did this war bring an end to slavery but also paved way for numerous social and political changes. The country had already been torn by the negative trend in race relations and the numerous cases of slave uprisings were taking their toll on the country's political and social structure. The country was predominately divided up into 3 sections, the North, the South, and the West. Each of these groups...

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Sectionalism in the United States:

One of the major reasons for the outbreak of the war was sectionalism. Once the United States was split, many of the country's fundamental issues were disputed, with slavery being at the top of the list. Some of the other major issues in dispute were representation, tariffs, and states' rights. Sectionalism is defined as, the sharp socio-economic differences that divided the Northern and the Southern states in the U.S. The most important difference between the north and south was the issue of...

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Why the American Civil War Was Necessary

History Term PaperThe Civil War, also known as, "The War Between the States" , was necessary, made many positive steps for the great nation to unify again and to incorporate slaves as citizens of that nation. The South refused to compromise about slavery and they decided to create their own establishment, The Confederate States of America. President Abraham Lincoln's goal coming into the war was to unify all the states and to relieve African-Americans (World Book). I agree with both of those statements...

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Jefferson Davis

the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat. When the Mexican-American war happened, Davis decided to resign from congress and become the commander of a Mississippi regiment. He achieved the status of a war hero by his gallant efforts and his strategic military bravery in the siege at Monterrey and at the Battle of Buena Vista. After the war, he was elected to the Senate and fought the right of slavery in new territories and the admission of California as a free state. In a political...

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influence of religion

to United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 free states and five border slave states which supported it. The Union was opposed by 11 southern slave states that had declared a secession to join together to form the Confederacy. The Union is often referred to as "the North", both then and now, as opposed to "the South." The Union never recognized the legitimacy of secession and at all times held that it comprised the entire United States of America. Reverend...

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America in the Antebellum Period

America in the Antebellum Period: A Nation Both United and Divided Scott Willis Dr. Register History 201 12/11/08 Historians mark the year 1789 as the end of the Revolutionary period in America. Liberty had triumphed, and Americans under the leadership of a bright and resolute few, had fashioned a republic capable governing itself. Modern Americans tend to view the early years of the Republic with a sense of sentimental nostalgia. America had become a nation-- or had it? On the surface, this...

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Racism and Bigotry: Are They Same?

someone who hates others because of their skin complexion or race. The current events with the confederate flags has brought about conversation that these people are racist. This term is correct but misused when discussing the context for the choice of words. Society believes these individuals are racist because displaying the flag is assumed to display hatred. These people who proudly display the confederate flag are racist because they believe the white race is the supreme race. There is nothing wrong...

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Jefferson Davis Analysis

Hernandez, Focus in Psychology, St. Philips College This research was supported and funded solely on student. Jefferson Davis was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis graduated from the United States Military Academy and went on to contribute to the development of the early United States in a number of meaningful ways. By the time 1861 rolled around, though, Davis was thrust into a position of political leadership that he was ill-suited for, but which...

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Victory of the North

the Northern States in the American Civil War are emancipation, a new financial system, and political freedom. The Civil War of America has been discussed as the first modern war of the new industrial age. Army’s of such a large size had yet to meet head on, face to face in the battle field with weapons of such mass destruction and deadly force. America had not yet seen casualties of this magnitude to date. The Civil War of America started out as army against army, Northern states against Southern...

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One Nation Indivisible Myth Or Reality

of the most important laws in United States History. The act allowed for anyone over 21 years of age to claim 160 acres of land via a grant from the federal government. This Act thus also allowed for land to be settled faster in the West. This act then furthered the nation-state of America because it allowed for newly freed blacks and women to start new enterprises and get a shot at the American dream. Beyond that it furthered the unity of the nation state by allowing for land to be settled. ...

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Discuss the Major Turning Points of the Civil War

Emancipation The Union and Confederate Armies met at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, in the bloodiest single day of the war: more than 4,000 died on both sides and 18,000 were wounded. McClellan failed to break Lee's lines or press the attack, and Lee was able to retreat across the Potomac with his army intact. The professor suggests that this may have been the major turning point in the Civil War. I would have to agree, had the confederates been successful in this battle...

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Sumter; the Civil War still captures The United States imagination. In this report you will learn about the Civil War. The four main points that you will learn about is the beginning of the war, during the war, the end of the war, and why the war was even started. ------------------------------------------------- From the 1600s to the mid-1800s slavery was really big in the United States, because slaves contributed a lot to the economy of the United States. In the 1800s slaves were very important to...

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The Rebel Flag: Hate or Heritage

The Rebel Flag: Hate or Heritage For many years now, the people who reside in the southern part of the United States have been in the heat of a major debate. This great argument is about whether or not the Confederate flag should be allowed to fly in public areas. Many people argue the rebel flag is a symbol of bigotry and racism in the United States. Others argue that the flag is a symbol of Southern pride and a sign of where we come from. The flags meaning is rooted deep in the history of our...

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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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Civil War

one another to form their idea of the correct United States. The Civil War could have been avoided in a result of a deal that could work out for both sides. The Civil War was unavoidable in result of disagreement. The southern states did not like the fact that the northern states wanted slavery to be abolished. In retaliation the south seven states disbanded from the north and called themselves the confederate states. The six of the seven states that seceded from the north had the highest percentage...

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Linocln Essay

More than 150 years have passed since Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. His quest to prevent slavery from spreading into western U.S. Territories, which began as a political platform for his candidacy for President of United States continued as an ideological mission throughout his administration until his death. It should have ended a political career before it even started. Lincoln’s own evolution which led to an allegiance to a higher authority with respect to the morality...

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Lincoln's Efforts to Preserve the Union

efforts to preserve the Union To what extent did Lincoln’s economic, military, and political policies from 1861 to 1865 contribute to the preservation of the Union? Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860. As a president of the United States, Lincoln’s goal was to keep the Union together. The problem of slavery and the secession by the South are mainly the two issues that lead to the dissolve of the Union, in which Lincoln put all his efforts to deal with during his presidency. “He believes...

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Slavery and Abraham Lincoln

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act to repress such persons...

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10 Interesting Civil War Facts

shaped the United States as we know it today. Nevertheless, the war remains one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Here are ten facts you need to know about America's defining struggle. 1. The Civil War was fought between the Northern states and the Southern states from 1861-1865. The Civil War, also known as “The War Between the States,” was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, a collection of eleven southern states that left the...

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The Civil War: Letters Home

Late last year, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States. In February of this year, 1861, The Confederate States of America were formed and Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the President. The Confederate States include South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina. All of these states seceded from the United States because they believe their rights have been violated. I am not sure I understand...

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Life Death and Legacy

to his death in April, 1865. During his presidency, Lincoln’s ability to draft timeless doctrine was shocking to the free world. His was proof that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” 1 President Lincoln’s influential legacy created a unified America which forced its citizens to embrace one another as equals. Although there have been many other pioneers of freedom, President Lincoln was among the bravest politicians to force such issues into law. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February...

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African Americans as Sailors and Soldiers for the Union in the Civil War

While the United States was beginning to develop, conflict between the individual states was the cause for division between America in 1861. When several of the Southern states broke away from the Union the Civil War was starting to fuel. From there one of the bloodiest wars in American history took place when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the Federal military base in South Carolina. Through all of the battles and deaths, one of the greater aspects of the war was the courage and involvement...

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Slave Ownership in the Southern United States

Review: "Historians and the Extent of Slave Ownership in the Southern United States" "Only a minority of the whites owned slaves," "at all times nearly three-fourths of the white families in the South as a whole held no slaves;" "slave ownership in the South was not widespread;" "not more than a quarter of the white heads of families were slave owners, and even in the cotton states the proportion was less than one-third;" "in 1850, only one in three...

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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. The second order, issued January 1, 1863, named ten specific states where it would apply. Lincoln issued the Executive Order by his authority as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution...

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Victims - a True Story About the Civil War

Social Factors of The Civil War This book follows differing social structures within The Confederate States of America and how those clashing cultures led to multiple changes of strategy in the mountain regions of the Confederacy. All of these combined factors led to multiple tragic events within the Confederacy. The main social groups that are discussed in the book are Rural and Urban Confederates, Confederate Mountaineers, and Unionist. It is important to understand each of the different social groups...

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DBQ Causes of civil war: "Civil war was not inevitable; It was caused by extremists and failures in leadreships on both sides". Support or refute this argument.

back to the union but it later became a much greater event, a war to end slavery and a war forever remembered by the America peoples. The South had many grievances against the North and vice versa and these problems later evolved into the war against the lifeblood of the South: Slavery. And thus, all slaves were set free by an act, an act long remembered by the colored peoples of America, The Emancipation proclamation. Before the war had been fought by the North to bring the South back in to the Union...

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War in Ky Book Review

Record of the Union and Confederate Armies was also used as a reference. McDonough focuses on the under-examined facets of the Civil War in Western Theater to recount the Confederates attempt to gain control of Kentucky. McDonough identifies collective leadership deficiencies on both sides and argues that 1862 should be the decisive year of the war. June 20, 1862, Jefferson Davis, commander of the 11 states that made of the Confederate States of America, removed General P.G. T...

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Civil War

United States History which people know as the “First Modern War”. The civil war was caused by a numerous of reasons for example, the election of Abraham Lincoln, the fight between slaves and people who were not slaves and the States against federal rights. This essay will explain why did cities started to explode in population in the late 19th century. After the Civil War took place the United Sates became a stronger and richer country than they ever had been. However, the United States government...

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AP Us History Unit 5 study guide

anti-slavery states, unbalancing the Senate even more. The Tariff of 1857 lowered duties to about 20%. North blamed it for causing the panic, because they felt they needed higher duties for more protection, Republicans economic election of 1860: protection for the unprotected and farms for the farm less. 1849 California gold rush Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: ended Mexican war, In December 1860, South Carolina's legislature met in Charleston and voted unanimously to secede 6 other states joined South...

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American History-Civil War

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 from black slaves to grow cotton and tobacco. The civil war took place from 1861 to 1865 because of inequalities resulting from slavery. This was due to the conflict that existed between the free and slave states over the efforts of the national government...

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Why did the Southern states secede in 1861?

The succession of the Southern States had been brewing for many years; this was due to fundamental differences in agriculture and resultant adoption of slavery in the South. From early days, the thirteen states had grown up separately, and each had their own culture and beliefs, which were often incompatible with those held in other states. The geographical and cultural differences between north and south would manifest themselves at regular and alarming intervals throughout the hundred years following...

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What They Fought for

evidenced in the letters sent by the soldiers at the beginning of the Civil War, and emphasizes their understanding of what they fought for. On one side were the Confederates, a group fueled by ideas of Liberty and self-government, linked to seek revenge of northern oppressors and promote independence of the cotton kingdom of the South. Confederate soldiers were motivated by strong emotional devotion to their land, as shown by a letter from a Louisiana corporal in the Army of Northern Virginia, “for I...

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Compares the Civil War Reconstruction plans of Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and the Congress of the time.

A Comparison of the Lincoln, Johnson, and Congressional Plans for Civil War Reconstruction After the Civil War, a great question arose. That question was what was to be done with the former Confederate States of Americas (CSA). Although there were a number of ways to address this critical issue, there were three major attempts: Lincoln's, Johnson's, and Congress's. All three of them wanted to politically restore the USA, but did not pay much attention to the economic and social stability of the...

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AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS

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. Slavery was a major issue that triggered the American Civil War. Slavery started out, as a few individual...

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England and the American Civil War

In April 1861, the United States declared a state of insurrection against the Confederacy of rebellious southern states. In Europe, the ordeal was referred to as "The American Question." The question could not be evaded; a choice had to be made between neutrality and intervention. European attitudes towards the American Civil War would have a significant effect on the war's ultimate outcome (Randall and Donald 355). Throughout the early months of the conflict, the reaction of Europe was of great...

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Emancipation Act

framework the eventual freeing of over 4 million African American slaves in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was a declaration by Abraham Lincoln that suggested the revolutionary idea of freeing all blacks. The Emancipation Proclamation continues to be a symbol of equality and social justice. Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th President of America on March 4, 1961. The southern states, whose economy depended heavily on slavery, had already made their intentions clear, that...

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US Civil War

The American Civil War created the nation of the United States as we know it today. The bloodiest war in the history of the nation, the victory was a combination of many factors and many battles that finally resulted in a Union victory. But why would a nation engage in combat so fiercely that more Americans were lost in the one war than in the American Revolution, WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam War combined? The main cause of the American Civil War was slavery. According to historian David Goldfield...

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Civil War Timeline

Civil War Timeline 1834 – Village of St. Joseph created, a busy Lake Michigan port with a long history of trade (local) 1837 – Michigan joins the Union as a free state (local) 1843 – Quaker & Abolitionist James E. Bonine arrives in Cass County (abolition) 1847 – Kentucky Slave Raid, Cass County (abolition) 1849 – Henry Morton builds home, still standing in Benton Township (local) 1850 – New, stricter Fugitive Slave Act passed (abolition) 1857 – Sojourner Truth settles in Michigan and speaks...

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The Message of the Gettysburg Address

The Message of the Gettysburg Address In 1863, the sixteenth President of the United States found himself engulfed by a horrific civil war and in leading his people to victory, Abraham Lincoln found himself in a predicament that required a well thought out motivational presentation. He found that opportunity with the address at Gettysburg. President Lincoln knew his people were dissatisfied with the loss of so many comrades and knew there must be a way he could prove that the lives of so many fallen...

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