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  • 3 Reasons That Led to the Civil War

    3 Reasons That Led to the Civil War

    Did you ever think about why the Civil War happened? I thought about it and came up with three of the best reasons I could think of to cause the Civil War. Here is what I think forced the north and south the come to war. First it was because of slavery, then the south seceded from the union when Lincoln was elected, and the south feared that the north would have majority in the

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    Submitted: November 30, 2008 By: Jon
  • Reconstruction in the South, Civil War Aftermath

    Reconstruction in the South, Civil War Aftermath

    This essay will describe the events that occurred following the Civil War in a period known as Reconstruction. In the South, during this period of time many people suffered from the great amount of property damage done to such things as farms, factories, railroads and several other things that citizens depended on to keep their economy strong. Some of these economic hardships included destruction of the credit system and worthless Confederate money. Though statistics in

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    Essay Length: 941 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Mikki
  • 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 why the South wanted to

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    Essay Length: 1,913 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • Civil Liberties and the Civil War

    Civil Liberties and the Civil War

    "On to Richmond" was the enthusiastic battle cry of the Union Soldiers as they went into battle. With the apparent disagreements between the Northern and Southern states, war was inevitable. The drastic differences in location, economy, and population played prevalent roles in the outcome of the war. The Civil War was surprisingly drawn out considering the North's overwhelming advantages, which eventually led them to victory. One of the most important advantages the North had was

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    Essay Length: 869 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War

    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

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Civil War - North and the South Economy

    Civil War - North and the South Economy

    Economics are the key to a country's development and prosperity only if the country is united in one ideology. This was not the case in the pre-Civil War period. The fragile balance created by expansion of the North and the South made the Civil War inevitable because the economies of each were based upon free labor and slave labor. The economy in the South was primarily agrarian and based upon the slave-labor system. (F) The

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    Essay Length: 607 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • 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 why the South wanted to

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR In 1860, the world's greatest nation was locked in Civil War. The war divided the country between the North and South. There were many factors that caused this war, but the main ones were the different interpretations of the Constitution by the North and South, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the arrival of Lincoln in office. These factors were very crucial in the bringing upon of the destruction of the Union.

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Casue of the Civil War

    Casue of the Civil War

    In 1850, a document called the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. Primarily, this document dealt with the reclaiming of runaway slaves. This law allowed southerners to call upon the federal government to capture runaway slaves who had fled the South and may be living in the North. The Fugitive Slave Act and the laws that went with it only caused controversy in the North. This split the North and South. In reaction to this, some

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Did you know America's bloodiest battle fought on their own soil was the Civil War? The Civil War was fought on American soil between the northern states and the southern states. Many causes provoked the war, which would affect the nation for decades to come. Slavery, the Missouri Compromise, and John Brown's attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, were some of the many causes. In turn hundreds of thousands of soldiers died, the South's economy

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • 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 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • 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: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • 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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    Essay Length: 1,699 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Being a typical and traditional father has always been the role of every father. Every traditional father has a different attitude towards his son, they want their son to see life the rough way, be responsible, and have a very typical attitude towards life. In the story "Powder" written by Tobias Wolff the fathers thoughts are not traditional and typical, like most fathers. The father in the story wants his son to experience life in

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    The first Greek alphabet alpha symbolizes the beginning of an event. Here, of course, we are talking about the beginning of the Civil War. Conventional history claims that the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861 at the bombing of Fort Sumter. Is it true? We CW buffs probably would not quite satisfy with this answer, and we know there were armed hostile incidents happening long before Ft. Sumter, and we shall examine them

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Effects on Civil War

    The Effects on Civil War

    The Civil War had an effect on us. The Civil War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. More Americans died in this war then in all other wars combined. In this war we did not fight against other people, we fought brother against brother and the nation was torn apart. There are many reasons why this war took pace. Fist the nation was come together and then the southern states were

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    Essay Length: 301 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • Regions of Us After Civil War

    Regions of Us After Civil War

    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 strentgh through a "solid south" Democracy, their weak reliance on the crop lien system adversel affected their econmy; meanwhile the farmers migrated to the west because of the Homestead Act, their economy suffered in part because of over

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • 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 beginning

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    Essay Length: 2,516 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: regina
  • Reconstruction - the Civil War, During Reconstruction, and During the Civil Rights Movements

    Reconstruction - the Civil War, During Reconstruction, and During the Civil Rights Movements

    RECONSTRUCTION The American Revolution was a glorious war fought to free the American colonies from the British rule. Although we won that war, there were still many people who were not free from our rule. One people in general were the black slaves. The black people had many struggles to freedom, which helped shape, our American culture today. Three different periods characterized their struggles: the slaves Before the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and during the

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: regina
  • Medicine During the Civil War 1861-1865

    Medicine During the Civil War 1861-1865

    Medicine During the Civil War 1861-1865 When Walt Whitman wrote that he believed the "real war" would never get into the books, this is the side he was talking about (Belferman 1996). Yet, it is important that we remember and recall the medical side of the conflict too, as horrible and terrifying as it was (Adams 1952). Long before doctors and people knew anything about bacteria and what caused disease was the time of Civil

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: regina
  • Civil War Reconstruction

    Civil War Reconstruction

    Southern plantation owners rebuild their devastated lands and attempt to negotiate new labor arrangements with their former slaves. When black men are given the right to vote, they elect hundreds of black legislators to state and national offices, even though the elections are preceded by threats and violence while some northerners travel South to enforce post-Civil War order and protect former slaves. White Southerners view the new arrivals as "carpetbaggers" -- opportunists and exploiters bent

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    Essay Length: 261 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Steve
  • Civil War Events

    Civil War Events

    The Civil War was the bloodiest, most violent war in all of America's history. It pitted brother against brother and father against son and caused more deaths than all of America's wars before or since combined. The cause for the Civil War was not any single event or action, but a combonation of many events and actions. It was a sort of snowball effect, but this snowball had a rock in the center - slavery.

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Issues of the Civil War

    Issues of the Civil War

    Beginning with the Revolutionary War, and followed by the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, the United States carried a mentality for warfare into the time of the Civil War. The pursuit of happiness and liberty, along with the right to bear arms boosted the environment of a civil war. In conjunction with political motives there were also economic and cultural reasons to begin war. The Southern states wanted their own governing

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Roles African American in Civil War

    The Roles African American in Civil War

    In the history of the United States, African Americans have always been discriminated against. When Africans first came to America, they were taken against their will and forced to work as laborers. They became slaves to the rich, greedy, lazy Americans. They were given no pay and often badly whipped and beaten. African Americans fought for their freedom, and up until the Civil War it was never given to them. When the Civil War began,

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Tasha

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