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  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Did you know that in the Civil War, America lost the most men ever? After four years and over 600,000 American lives, the Union (North) prevailed in wearing down and forcing the Confederacy (South) to surrender. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, and the Dred Scott case contributed greatly to the Civil War. After the Civil War, the Southern economy was devastated with millions of homeless, while the northern economy boomed. Eli Whitney

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and gruesome wars ever known in American history. Although the war was pretty much over before it started. The South did not ever have a chance at winning, because the North had more forces and was much stronger. The South had a much smaller population compared to the North. The South was also not as organized and the North was in regards to their government. The North

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Events Leading up to the American Civil War

    Events Leading up to the American Civil War

    There were many events, people, and opinions that caused the U.S. Civil War in 1861. But the three biggest causes were states rights versus federal rights, the abolition movement, and the controversy of allowing slavery in the territories. Although these may appear to be vague, it was the events inside that made the difference. The South had a vested interest in not allowing the federal government to interfere with their state rights. The South claimed

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Max
  • Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War - George Orwell

    Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War - George Orwell

    A totalitarian government’s use of propaganda to psychologically manipulate its citizens is an idea that concerned Orwell greatly. He predicted that psychological manipulation would create problems in society by taking away individual expression and enforcing thoughts amongst the people. It is clear to see his negative attitude towards this subject through the comparisons of governmental propaganda use between “Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War” and in the novel 1984. The fundamental ideas of political

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    The American Civil War was a major war that took place (1861-1865) between the United States Northern part and Southern part. The Northern part was called The Union. The Union was ran by Abraham Lincoln. The Southern part was called the Confederacy. The Confederacy was ran by Thomas Jefferson. In the following essay we will discuss the Civil War. Slavery lay at the root of the Civil War. The Republican Party dedicated itself to their

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Monika
  • Have Historians over Emphasised the Slavery Issue as a Cause of the Civil War?

    Have Historians over Emphasised the Slavery Issue as a Cause of the Civil War?

    The American Civil War has caused many debates amongst a wide range of historians resulting in many different views being formed on all aspects of the War. The argument whether slavery has been overemphasised is one of great debate. Some historians like Michael F. Holt concur that the slavery issue was nearly the only reason and cause of the American civil war. Others disagree, Joel H. Silbey agrees that this is a reason but not

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Jack
  • Civil War Reconstruction: Success or Failure?

    Civil War Reconstruction: Success or Failure?

    STUDENT TEACHER AP US History 06 January 2006 Reconstruction: Failure The Civil war was possibly the greatest tragedy that this country had ever faced. Years of constant arguing, compromises and cynical ideas about slavery pushed this so called “United Nation” into an atrocious collision between the Northern abolitionists and the Southern proslavery farmers and plantation owners. The nation suffered enormous losses economically and went into a downward spiral. The reconstruction period began with many leaders

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Participation of Blacks in the Civil War

    Participation of Blacks in the Civil War

    The foundation for black participation in the Civil War began more than a hundred years before the outbreak of the war. Blacks in America had been in bondage since early colonial times. In 1776, when Jefferson proclaimed mankind’s inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; the institution of slavery had become firmly established in America. Blacks worked in the tobacco fields of Virginia, in the rice fields of South Carolina, and toiled

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Weapons of the American Civil War

    The Weapons of the American Civil War

    The Weapons of the American Civil War The Civil War, also called The War Between the States, was one of the bloodiest wars in American history. What made the Civil War such a massacre? The Civil War was such a bloodbath because the technological advances were so far superior to the tactics of the infantry, that the weapons virtually obliterated the soldiers. Soldiers would form lines known as a battalions. In these battalions, soldiers would

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    The American Civil War started with Abraham Lincoln's victory in the presidential election of 1860, which triggered South Carolina's secession from the Union. Leaders in the state had long been waiting for an event that might unite the South against the antislavery forces. Once the election returns were certain, a special South Carolina convention declared "that the Union now subsisting between South Carolina and other states under the name of the "United States of America'

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: regina
  • Writings on History: The Causes of The Civil War

    Writings on History: The Causes of The Civil War

    Writings on History: The Causes of the Civil War The Civil War is a much studied topic in American history and the cause or causes of the war are hotly debated. Interpretations as to why the war between the states have evolved over time, from the arguments of historian and future vice president Henry Wilson shortly after the conclusion of the war to the arguments of current scholars in the field, the causes of the

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • England and the American Civil War

    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

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Yan
  • Reconstruction of the Civil War

    Reconstruction of the Civil War

    There were 4 major factors that led up to the end of reconstruction. The first major factor was the Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow was used as another word for African Americans back then. The Jim Crow laws made segregation. Because of these laws, the US Supreme Court declared that segregation was lawful as long as facilities for black and whites were equal, a policy known as “supreme but equal”. The second major factor

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • Rwandan Civil War

    Rwandan Civil War

    English Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Rwandan Civil War On July 16, 1994, the world watched the Rwandan Civil War finally end, 800, 000 lives later and after devastating a nation socially, economically and politically. It seemed as if the whole world watched, yet did nothing. Many Rwandans lives are very thankful to the UN's efforts but it wasn't nearly enough. Canada, among many other countries, should have been involved in the Rwandan Civil war. Canada should have

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Jessica
  • An Avoidable Civil War

    An Avoidable Civil War

    An Avoidable Civil War The explosion of the American Civil War was caused by a vast number of conflicting principles and prejudices, fueled by sectional differences, and set afire by a very unfortunate set of political events. Undoubtedly, the central theme of almost all of the events that led up to the Civil War was one way or another, related to the dispute of slavery. Throughout the nineteenth century, slavery-related tensions brewed to such an

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Top
  • Imperialists Climate After the Civil War

    Imperialists Climate After the Civil War

    At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as a world power. Although Congress was reluctant to endorse expansionist schemes, during the end of the nineteenth century many others had become convinced that the United States had to adopt a more aggressive and forceful foreign policy. Some believed expansion would be good for American business. Others felt America had a duty to spread its way of life to less fortunate countries. Behind

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Jon
  • What If the South Won the Civil War

    What If the South Won the Civil War

    What if the South Won the Civil War “The flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a typhoon half way around the world.” This of coarse comes from the chaos theory or what I have come to know it as the Butterfly Effect. It means that something so small and so insignificannot can ripple its way to cause something so big that it could potentially change the world. Now let us turn back the clock

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Constitution and the Civil War

    Constitution and the Civil War

    The states of the South and those of the North were waging political war against one another on the battleground of Washington, D.C. Eventually this political war turned military with the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter. The Constitution of the United States was a contributing factor in sparking this war along with other regional and sectional issues. There is no doubt that the Constitution helped to usher in the outbreak of the Civil War. By

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Victor
  • Civil War Civilians

    Civil War Civilians

    April 25, 1861 I will be dissecting the letter from which D. H. Homan’s sister Caroline is writing him while he is away at war. She seems frantically worried about him, which I imagine most family members were at that time. They were always wondering what was happening to their siblings and how they were getting along. Sending letters was the only way to communicate with loved ones back then which caused much anxiety for

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Was the American Civil War Inevitable?

    Was the American Civil War Inevitable?

    Was the American civil war inevitable? The civil war was inevitable, only however, after one key event; the cotton gin made the civil war inevitable. The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 was the key element which enabled the south to have sufficient vested interest in their traditional lifestyle in order to feel the need to defend it at all costs even from their Northern countrymen. The core argument of this essay centres around

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • Blacks in the Civil War

    Blacks in the Civil War

    Frederick Douglass moved many African Americans to enlist in the Union Army and fight for their freedom. Douglas wrote with passion and persuaded African Americans to join the fight against the oppressive south. Of the many men who heard and followed Douglas’ call were his two sons. Both Charles and Lewis Douglas volunteered in the 54th Massachusetts Negro regimen. Charles became the 1st sergeant in the 5th Massachusetts cavalry. I cannot think of a

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    Causes Of The Civil War The Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1877, was mainly caused by the diverging society between the North and the South. The North and the South had different goals. There were many factors that led to the war and the chief ones were political decisions, morality of slavery, and economic differences between the North and the South. A cause of the Civil War was that the economy was splitting.

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    The Causes Of The Civil War The Political War The North and South fought over politics, mainly the idea of slavery. Basically the South wanted and needed it and the North did not want it at all. The South was going to do anything they could to keep it. This was the issue that overshadowed all others. At this time the labor force in the South had about 4 million slaves. These slaves were very

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War

    The American Civil War Introduction The beginning of the Civil War cannot be linked to only one reason; some causes were centuries in the making, while others were relatively new happenings, but put together, they all changed a country before considered "one component" and divided it into two opposing parties. The Southern states wanted to become an independent nation, divided from the North altogether since there were deep economic, social and political differences between both

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Examining the Civil War

    Examining the Civil War

    Examining the Civil War HIS/110 The Civil War is considered to be greatest war in American history, perhaps because it is the only war ever fought on American soil. Three million men fought in this war and 600,000 died. As of today, this war is the most fascinated because it was fought on American soil. There have been many documents and books written about the Civil War, this war also settled disputes betweent the states

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Mike

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