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  • Most Famous Battle Of The Civil War
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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...
  • South Carolina And Other States
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    Causes & Results of the Civil War The Civil War, in U.S. history, was a conflict that pitted the Northern states of the American Union against the Southern states. The war raged for 4 years (1861-65) and was marked by some of the fiercest military campaigns of modern history. Large armies were involved in large movements, and entire populations were engaged in supporting the war efforts of both sides. The war had international impact, not only because of the growing international stature of the ...
  • Cotton Industrially The South
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    The American antebellum South, though rich in pride and raised in military tradition, was to be no match for the promising superiority of the rapidly developing North in the coming Civil War. Their lack of readily trained men, in conjunction with social and economical issues, made the Civil War a joke for the North, and a disaster for the South. The paramount reason the South fell well short of a victory was the obvious difference in population between the South and the North. The North at the t...
  • Civil War As White Man
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    The United States Civil War: A Time of Change and Equality for All The United States Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865, represented a time of major change around the world. This civil war that absorbed our nation during the mid 1860's not only fought for the rights of African Americans in the United States but for the rights and respects of African Americans around the globe. These times of fighting altered the lives of women living in a strongly patriarchal society by giving females a c...
  • North And The South
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    Writing about recorded history should be a relatively easy task to accomplish. Recorded history is based on facts. Regardless of what time period one may write about, one will find enough information about that time of period. The key is to put everything in a logical and understandable manner. This paper will be about the Civil War. I will try, to the best of my knowledge, to discuss the Norths and Souths positions and Arguments for going to war, their initial military strategies and their stre...
  • Civil War Loss For The South
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    "In all history, no nation of mere agriculturists ever made successful war against a nation of mechanics... You are bound to fail". Union officer William Tecumseh Sherman to a Southern friend. "Why did the North win the Civil War?" is only half of a question by itself, for the other half is "Why did the South lose the Civil War?" To this day historians have tried to put their finger on the exact reason for the South losing the war. Some historians blame the head of the confederacy Jefferson Davi...
  • South And The West
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    The Civil War left an impressionable mark on the nation as a whole - physically, economically, and furthermore politically. Two of the nations regions most affected was the South and the West. While the south gained political through a 'solid south' Democracy, t hier weak reliance on the crop lien system adverse l affected t hier econ my; meanwhile the farmers migrated to the west because of the Homestead Act, t hier economy suffered in part because of over production, but united to form one of ...
  • Causes Of The American Civil War
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    The Civil War The American Civil War was a grave turning point in the history of North America. It was a conflict that pitted the Northern states of the American union against the Southern states. The war raged for four years, from 1861 to 1865, and was marked by some of the fiercest military campaigns in modern history. Int his essay, you will learn the causes of the American Civil war, as well as the after effects of the war. It has been extremely hard for historians to exactly pin-point the c...
  • North And South
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    Socioeconomic reasons for the causes and outcome of the Civil War Analyzing the causes and the eventual outcome of the American Civil War can be a difficult task when you look at all the issues at once. The fields of the political, economic and sociological differences between the Union and the Confederacy are were we find the bulk of the answers as why the two regions of the United States separated. When trying to discuss the Civil War we must first explain why the Confederate states seceded an...
  • American Civil War
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    In 5 pages, the author discusses the events and causes that lead to the Civil War. Many issues were prominent in the Civil War. They include slavery, Lincoln's elections and his assassination, the careers of the various generals, major battles and minor battles, the dominating forces, and other important catalysts, effects and results. The stage of the times was set with a drama with an intense story line of brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor and state against state in that war o...
  • Souths Lack Of Liquid Capital
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    The political, economic, and military strength of the Union was much greater than that of the Confederacy. However, the war did last four years. The Confederacy proved itself resilient on many occasions. Throughout the war the tide constantly shifted, and with that, so did the political, economic, and military strength of either side. Although each side had its share of military successes, in the end, the superior Northern economy, centralized government and overwhelming manpower would eventuall...
  • South Through The Camerons
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    How the South was portrayed and why the Civil War was a tragedy There are two sides told in every story. In D.L. Griffin's Birth of a Nation the story is told through the eyes of two families, the Camerons who are from the south and the Stoneman's who reside in the north. The notion of this film was pro-south during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Period and was such a tragedy because war isn t a glorious. The film portrays the South through the Camerons, a family from Piedmont, South Carol...
  • North In Contrast To The South
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    Civil War There are many factors that contributed to the Souths loss of the civil war. Not only was Southern leadership weak, but the Southern army was significantly smaller than the Norths immigrant fed army draft and around 180,000 slaves fighting for the abolishment of slavery. The South also suffered severely from an insufficient transportation system for the movement of weaponry and goods. As though this wasnt enough of a disadvantage for the South, their dream of foreign intervention, poss...
  • Leadership In The North Under Abraham Lincoln
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    "The South could never have won the Civil War", is a true statement, reflecting the various ways in which the Southern states attempted to fight a losing battle from the beginning. The economic dependency of the South on cotton on slavery was obvious, whereas the North had diversified and sufficiently. The advantage also lay with the North for reasons such as better communication and transportation, and even more soldiers. The leadership in the North under Abraham Lincoln was far superior to the...
  • Fort Sumter
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    Fort Sumter was a turning point in determining the outcome of the Civil War. Fort Sumter was built on a man-made island of seashells and granite. It was a pentagon shape that was fifty feet high and the walls were eight to twelve feet thick. Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina. It was a defense system for Charleston Harbor. It was named after a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. For one of the causes of the Civil War was that the South demanded that fort Sumter be turned over to it...
  • Lee's Way Back To The South
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    When the American Civil War began in 1861 the North was sure of an early and quick victory. The North had a greater military potential with a population of 22 million people. The South only had a population of nine million with one third of those being slaves. The North also possessed material advantages in money, credit, factories, munitions, food production, mineral resources and two times more railroads than the south. With all that the South lacked, it made up with its strong military leader...
  • State Of South Carolina
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    The Civil War is commonly thought to have been caused by the idea or institution of slavery in the United States. Although slavery did play a part in leading to the Civil War, the true cause of the United States of America being divided into two separate entities was succession. More specifically the succession of the state of South Carolina from the Union. The succession of South Carolina, the catalyst which ignited the conflict of the Civil War, was brought of by two key factors, the southern ...
  • South During The Civil War
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    1.) Write your definition of revolution. Then use this definition to argue that the Civil War did or did not produce a revolution in the political, economic, and social life of the United States. A "revolution" can be described as a transformation from old age to a more modern and progressive one. Without a doubt the Civil War produced revolutionary changes in political, economical, and social life of the people of the US. The original federal banking system was specie based and wasn't very prev...
  • Black Codes In The South
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    Suggesting that the South won the War Between the States comes across as an appalling betrayal of American History as the American people know it. But do people truly know the nations history or just what they have been taught? Closely examining the goals of the Union versus the Confederacy people will come to find who really won the war. In the Civil War or as in any other war, either group, in this case the Union and the Confederacy, fights to restore a common goal as far as each side is conce...
  • Big Plans The South
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    Why the Confederacy lost. The American Civil War, one of the bloodiest wars the United States has ever had to go through. The American Civil War started in 1861 and lasted until 1865. This conflict was a", separatist conflict between the United States Federal Government (Union) and eleven slave states that declared there secession and formed the Confederate States of America". We all know that the Union eventually came out on top in 1865 with the surrender of Robert E. Lee, but why did the South...

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