• Civil War South Union Battle
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    In May of 1861 five states in the upper south United States seceded from the Union and joined the seven states already seceded and created the Confederate States of America. This was the beginning of the Civil War; it was the Union against the Confederates. Many People believed that the war would be over quickly they thought it was more of an uprising then a full on war. Nobody expected it to last four years and take so many lives. The Civil War was a serious test for the new democracy of the Un...
  • Civil War Journal Negro Soldiers
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    1861, July 16 The battle of Bull Run ended today. Northerners, like myself, know it as Bull Run but the Confederates know it as Manassas. This battle is giving me bad thoughts about the outcome of this war. This was a Southern victory and the Confederate army looks high in spirit and high in confidence, compared to the hurt, tired, and disappointed North. The great leadership of the Confederate generals won this battle. Their plans and attacks were no match for the Union ones. I hope the North ...
  • Allen Pinkerton War President Allan
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    Allan Pinkerton, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1819, emigrated to Chicago. He was America's first "private eye." A man of many contradictions, he was a conservative who strongly opposed slavery, a very cautious man who risked his life capturing criminals, a militant labor organizer who suppressed the labor movement, and fought for women's rights to be detectives. During his twenty-eight year career as a private detective, Allan Pinkerton and his agency investigated over a thousand crimes. Pinkert...
  • William T Sherman War General March
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    William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891) A True American Achiever One of the most colorful characters of the Civil War was a General named William T. Sherman. During the period of the war (1861-1865), General Sherman went full circle from being forced to retire on trumped up charges that he was insane, to becoming a key player in bringing this bloody war to a close. He entered the annals of military history as one of the greatest and most distinguished generals of all time. William T. Sherman was ...
  • Civil War Sherman General Grant
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    END OF A TRAGEDY THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Conf...
  • Allan Pinkerton War President Southern
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    Allan Pinkerton, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1819, emigrated to Chicago. He was America's first "private eye." A man of many contradictions, he was a conservative Who strongly opposed slavery, a very cautious man who risked his life capturing criminals, a militant labor organizer who suppressed the labor movement, and fought for women's rights to be detectives. During his twenty-eight year career as a private detective, Allan Pinkerton and his Agency investigated over a thousand crimes. Pinkert...
  • Ballistic Comparisons Of Their Assassination Lincoln Booth Left
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    Lincoln Many people "think" that they know about the Lincoln assassination. There are two theories on the death of Abraham Lincoln. The first theory is that of John Wilkes Booth shooting Lincoln in the cerebrum. The second theory is that a doctor misplaced his pinkie finger when assisting Lincoln to a hospital. Many people believe that the doctor's finger actually pushed the bullet further into Lincoln's brain, leading to his death. This research paper will compare and contrast the different th...
  • Andrew Johnson President State War
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    Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the youngest of two sons. His father, Jacob Johnson, was a porter who died in 1811 after saving a man from drowning. His mother, Mary McDonough Johnson supported the family by spinning and weaving cloth in their Raleigh cottage. At the age of 14, Johnson was apprenticed to a tailor. In 1843 Johnson was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives and one for following elections to retain his seat until 185...
  • Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
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    "Yes! We " re coming Abraham Lincoln. With curses loud and deep. That will haunt you in your walking, and disturb you in your sleep." This is a battle hymn sung by the Sons of Liberty which is the first Confederate run terrorist group Higham talks about. This hymn is a good example of the tone author Charles Higham sets for the book. Murdering Mr. Lincoln by Charles Higham, presents the reader with a factual, in-depth look at the story behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. High...
  • The Confederate States Of America
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    A culture is the beliefs and interests of a particular group of people. About 150 years ago, a proud and noble culture was created in the Southern portion of the United States. It was created by Southerners from all walks of life, ranging from the gentry to the 'good ol' boys.' They loved their culture so much that they created a country. It was a country of blue skies, green hills, beautiful meadows and forests, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. There were large plantations that grew som...
  • General Assembly Lincoln One Year
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    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin located in Hodgenville Kentucky on the twelfth of February in the year of 1809. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Lincoln had one older sister (Sarah) who was born in 1807. Three years after Abraham was born, his mother gave birth to a baby boy they named Thomas. The family was faced with devastating turmoil when Thomas died while he was still an infant. When Abe was nine years old he was kicked in the head by a horse, which ...
  • Antietam Harpers Ferry
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    In the summer of 1862, the confederates found themselves as the aggressors. In the Eastern Theater, Lee's army of Northern Virginia had driven the Union Armies away from the Confederate capital, Richmond and was preparing to invade Maryland. In the western theater, the confederate armies were also moving strong, into Kentucky. Due to the war France and Britain were feeling the strain as cotton from the southern states was starting to diminish. President Lincoln was thinking of taking a risky st...
  • Blooming Trinity Lilacs Last In The Dooryard
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    English 1302. 018 October 11, 2000 Blooming Trinity In the poem When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloomd, by Walt Whitman, three important symbols are introduced. These symbols of a star, the lilac, and a bird exhibit Whitmans transcendentalism and serve as an allusion to Abraham Lincolns life and death. Whitmans poetry, through these symbols, opens a window to the prevailing social attitudes, moral beliefs, and cultural disposition of his time through his allusions to President Lincoln. To under...
  • Abraham Lincoln President States Illinois
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    About the Author Stephen B. Oates is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of eight other books, including The Fires of Jubilee and To Purge This Land with Blood. His task in this biography was to perpetuate Lincoln as he was in the days he lived. His purpose of this biography was to bring the past into the present for us and his students. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree tha...
  • The Civil War Lincoln Douglas Slaves
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    Table of Contents Section I ~ Prelude to War The Kansas-Nebraska Act 2 The Dred Scott Case 3 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4 Illustrations of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates 5 Section II ~ War The Battle of Antietam 6 Illustration of the Battle of Antietam 7 The Emancipation Proclamation 8 The Draft Riots 9 Section III ~ Reconstruction The Assassination of Lincoln 10 Illustration of Lincoln's Assassination 11 The Black Codes ~ The Freedmen's Bureau 12 Bibliography 13 The Kansas-Nebraska Act In the 185...
  • The Decision To Use African Americans As Troops
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    The Decision to Use African American Troops America's Civil War was a fight to preserve the Union in the North, and for independence in the South. Slavery and the rights of African Americans were caught in the middle of this struggle, and in this paper we will examine the controversy over the decision to use African American troops to fight for the Northern and Southern cause. First we will look into the background of the war and determine the root of its cause. We will use this background to co...
  • Abraham Lincoln Slavery Congress President
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    Abraham Lincoln has influenced the world a great deal. He has influenced the world with his achievements, and his outlook on humanity. His views will have a lasting influence on the world for all time. Abraham Lincoln was the 16 th president of the United States, and one of the greatest leaders in American history. He was a noble, humane man who stood out because of his strong opinions. He was a superb politician, lawyer, congressman, and president. Lincoln had a lasting influence on American p...
  • Abraham Lincoln 8211 Bio 8211
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    Abraham Lincoln – Bio Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents, Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln were struggling pioneer farmers living in west central Kentucky. Abraham had been named after Thomas's father, Abraham, who had been shot and killed by an Indian, why the former was working in the fields in 1784. As soon as Abraham could walk, he was sent to the fields to fetch water and gather berries and wild nuts. Farm work had left little ...
  • Civil War Lincoln States Slavery
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    Abraham Lincoln Wanted A Unified Country Essay, Abraham Lincoln Wanted A Unified Country Abraham Lincoln: Moral, Just, and Practical Today in the United States one of the most controversial issues is race relations. Mainstream America would like to exist in an environment of integration and race independent societal construct. However, one cannot negate the existence of racially motivated problems. Slavery, which is a primary component of the development of what we call modern American culture a...
  • Walt Whitman Lincoln President 2000
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    The Lincoln Assasination's Impact On Walt Whitman The Lincoln Assasination's Impact On Walt Whitman On the night of the awful tragedy an unreal action occurred in the box at the theater. Watching was the greatest man of his time in the glory of the most stupendous success story in our history. He was the idolized chief of a nation already mighty, and a symbol to all of the grandeur of a great nation. Quick death was to come on the central figure of that company — the central figure of the ...