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  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War

    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 Confederate forces. The war was

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    The Civil War:(The Crisis of War) Why did the Civil War occur? The Civil War was a crisis of growth. In less than three quarters of a century, thirteen old British colonies created a nation with a powerful economy. The young U.S profited from their colonial past as well as the land which procured immense amount of resources and possibilities. The history of the U.S from 1789 to 1865 showed problems of men and resources

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • Grant - Generalship During the Civil War

    Grant - Generalship During the Civil War

    Unlike his generalship during the Civil War, Grant's presidency has earned him few admirers among historians. The numerous scandals that took place during his two terms in office, and the Panic of 1873 which wrecked havoc on the country's economy during his second term, have generally diminished history's view of Grant's presidency. His consistently strong stewardship of the difficult task of Reconstruction, including his upholding of the laws which enabled Blacks to vote and hold

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Women During the Civil War

    Women During the Civil War

    Women During the Civil War “ ‘I want something to do…’ ‘Write a book,’ Qouth the author of my being. ‘Don’t know enough, sir. First live, then write.’ ‘Try teaching again,’ suggested my mother. ‘No thank you, ma’am, ten years of that is enough.’ ‘Take a husband like my Darby, and fulfill your mission,’ said sister Joan. ‘Can’t afford expensive luxuries, Mrs. Coobiddy.’ ‘Go nurse the soldiers,’ said my young brother, Tom. ‘I will!’ (Harper

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: David
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    In the Civil War the North had many advantages over the South. The South was outnumbered, out supplied, and pushed into a corner using military tactics. Many things changed because of the Civil War. The military tactics used by the North changed how war was fought from then on. Many changes were made politically; some were only temporary, while others were permanent. After the war was over, the country was reunited and the image of

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer was written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Elizabeth Van Steenwyk has written many good books for young people including: Saddlebag Salesmen, The California Missions, Frederic Remington, The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Woman of Courage. Elizabeth now lives in San Marino, California with her husband. Mathew B. Brady was born somewhere between 1823 and 1824. His early life

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Top
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    The Civil War was one of our nation’s greatest and saddest events. Many elements came into play in causing the war. The debates of the annexation of Texas, new land acquired from the Mexican War, all of the debates of the 1850’s, the rise of the Republican party and their presidential nomination, Abraham Lincoln were major factors. Slavery was not the only problem, everything dealing with the expansion of our western borders. In the 1830’s,

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Stenly
  • If the South Had Won the Civil War

    If the South Had Won the Civil War

    If the outcome of the Civil War was different and the South had won the war, there would be a countless number of changes in history. A few of the most significant effects would be the changes of Southern territory, changes economically, and the continuing dilemma with slavery. If the North were to lose the Civil War, the South would unquestionably conquer the Northern territories. With the South conquering Northern states, those states might also

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Amercan Civil War

    Amercan Civil War

    American Civil War No event in U.S. history evokes controversy like a discussion of the causes of The American Civil War. From old men to great authors and politicians, the argument rages on. "Slavery was the issue that hung the South and caused the Civil War." Another argument: "It was because the South seceded." Yet others argue that it was "industry" versus "agriculture" or in other words, Hamiltonians versus Jeffersonians. However, the Civil War was

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Civil War of Rome

    The Civil War of Rome

    The Civil War of Rome The Civil War in the eyes of most people is not glorious, but rather one of the worst crimes you could possibly commit when the state is all-important. Only under the most extreme circumstances should one be allowed to (in the eyes of the people that is) begin a Civil War with just cause. Caesar took this into consideration, but too many things were going wrong in Rome for him

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: regina
  • The Major Battles of the Civil War

    The Major Battles of the Civil War

    The Major Battles of the Civil War No other war seems to hold our focus like the Civil War. Scholars have chosen to make it their life's work, authors have written reams about it, and we all feel some kind of connection to the Civil War. This paper was created to highlight some of the major battles that took place during that conflict. Major battles usually marked a drastic change in the momentum from one

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Emma Sansom - Civil War Heroine

    Emma Sansom - Civil War Heroine

    Emma Sansom - Civil War Heroine During Col. A. D. Streight's cavalry raid across north Alabama (April 19-May 3, 1863), he was pursued by a Confederate force half the size of his Union company. Led by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederates had several advantages. They were riding horses; the Union troops were riding mules (except for a small contingent of cavalry composed of north Alabama Unionists who were showing Streight the way). Horses were

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Events That Lead to the End of the Civil War

    Events That Lead to the End of the Civil War

    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

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Mike
  • Women's Rights Before the Civil War

    Women's Rights Before the Civil War

    Women's Rights Before the Civil War To me, the sun in the heavens at noonday is not more visible than is the right of women, equally with man, to participate in all that concerns human welfare . . . These words were penned in 1866 by Frederick Douglass, a former slave and avid rallier for abolition and women's rights. This was no small task. Women's struggle for equality was and is a long and hard

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    The Civil War is acknowledged as the greatest war in American history. Known as "The War that Never Ended". Nearly three million fought, and 600,000 died. It was the only war fought on American soil by Americans, and for that reason we have always been fascinated with The Civil War. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 AM, Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard opened fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina with the use of

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • Weapons of the Civil War - Why Did the North Win?

    Weapons of the Civil War - Why Did the North Win?

    Battles have been fought since the dawn of time. Weapons have gradually become more technological and sophisticated each and every time. People learn from their mistakes, as did the Indians in the late 1700s, as well as the Confederate troops from the Civil War. The Union was victorious in this war for freedom, and to this day, the north is more the heart of the country’s economy. Weapons have been around from the Neanderthals

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Ib History How the War of 1812 Reflect the Same Tensions That Led to the American Civil War?

    Ib History How the War of 1812 Reflect the Same Tensions That Led to the American Civil War?

    September, 2005 Internal Assessment Plan of the investigation How the war of 1812 reflect the same tensions that led to the American civil war? For this assignment I will start out by researching my topic on the internet with two websites. Then I will give evidence for my topic by stating what the authors from the websites concluded. Afterwards I will then give my analysis on the topic and answer the question in my conclusion.

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War

    The American Civil War tore apart many American lives. These people lost loved ones, had to endure the pains of those who lost limbs, and deal with emotional needs. However American lives were not the only ones that suffered and fought the war. American Indians served for both the North and the South during the Civil War. There reasons was to what they could gain from the side the chose, pride for the land they

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Vika
  • Civil War Camp Life (talking Points)

    Civil War Camp Life (talking Points)

    Civil War Army Rations According to army regulations for camp rations, a Union soldier was entitled to receive daily: 12 oz of pork or bacon or 1 lb. of fresh or salt beef; 1 lb. of soft bread or flour 1 lb. of hard bread, or 1 lb. of cornmeal. Per every 100 rations there was issued; 1 peck of beans or peas; 10 lb. of rice or hominy; 10 lb. of green coffee, 8

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mothers womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions by clinics set up especially for

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Americans have really always been independent group of people, from all the information I've gathered. It's just that we really don't seem to like to be told that. This is true now as it was in the past, or will be in the future. It all started in the early colonial period, specifically the 1700's, when we really felt ourselves as "Americans". Before that in the 1600's we were just settlers in the new America.

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Anna
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    Causes Of The Civil War The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Road to Civil War

    Road to Civil War

    COMPROMISE OF 1820 (MISSOURI COMPROMISE) The Missouri crisis of 1820 exposed a political rift between the slaveholding and nonslaveholding states of the Union. The Missouri Compromise in general allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but admitted Maine as a free state, and also prohibited slavery in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase territory north of the 36 degree 30 latitude border (the southern boundary of Missouri). Thomas Jefferon called the Missouri

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: David
  • African American Soldiersin the Civil War

    African American Soldiersin the Civil War

    In the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used the Black people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White people created a climate of superiority of their race over the Black African race that in some places, still lingers on today. The American Civil War however, was a key turning point for the Black African race. Through their actions and the political actions of President

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Mexican War Did Not Cause the Civil War

    The Mexican War Did Not Cause the Civil War

    Plagued with the ever-present plight of war, the United States has endured many forms of this widespread and deadly affliction over the course of its relatively young life. Unceasingly analyzed in hopes of perhaps understanding the underlying and sometimes hidden causes, such wars have captivated the minds of scholars since the moment the nation’s fathers tore independence from the stubborn clutch of England. Consider the great Civil War, a war that tested the United States’

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Tasha

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