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  • 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: April 5, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Telegraph Communication in the Civil War

    Telegraph Communication in the Civil War

    I. The Telegraph and Abraham Lincoln The urgency of communication was never much felt until the beginning and use of telegraphy. It was much easier to transmit and receive messages over long distances that no longer needed physical transport of letters. As such, Abraham Lincoln made use of this medium described in an unprecedented manner that revolutionized and secured the status and dealings of his national leadership. When Lincoln arrived for the 1861 inaugural, there

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Janna
  • Should the Confederacy Won the Civil War?

    Should the Confederacy Won the Civil War?

    Should the Confederacy have won the civil war? Looking at the American Civil War ones must also look at the economics of the 19th century in the U. S. Hand in hand one must also look at the politics and battle plans of the war. The slave plantation owners' class was a minority in the Southern population but it controlled southern politics and society. Slavery being the biggest investment of the South, and the fear

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Jon
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    The Union break-up between 1860-1861 had many reasons and causes for its happenings. A country cannot run without looking at both sides of a problem and, at certain times, choosing a side. Abraham Lincoln was a president that did not like to stand firmly on an issue that was very sensitive. The U.S. spent a great deal of time on the issue of slavery and how to deal with it. The Dred Scott Decision was

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • “sectional Crisis Leading to the Civil War”

    “sectional Crisis Leading to the Civil War”

    When Abraham Lincoln gave his Cooper Union Address it is doubtful that he knew its impact on the country and ultimately the future of the Union. In his Cooper Union Address, future president Abraham Lincoln thoroughly rebuked the southern Democrats Stephen A. Douglas’ statements about the Republicans’ slavery stance by using not only the oppositions wording against them, he supported his arguments with true examples sited from the signatories of the Constitution and their past

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Jack
  • Recent Historiography on Religion and the American Civil War

    Recent Historiography on Religion and the American Civil War

    Religion and the American Civil War is a field of study which has received much attention in recent years. Previously considered a peripheral issue by most Civil War historians (erroneously so), religion reemerged as a significant interpretive element of the Civil War experience with the publication of Religion and the American Civil War (1998), a collection of essays edited by Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout and George Reagan Wilson. Well-known historians such as Eugene

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Causes of the American Civil War

    Causes of the American Civil War

    Four years of American bloodshed on American soil. Why? The reasons are varied. From the formation of America to 1860, the people in this country were divided. This division was a result of location and personal sentiments. Peace could not continue in a country filled with quarrels that affected the common American. There is a common misconception that the American Civil War was fought only over slavery, when in fact there were several other reasons

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Abraham Lincoln once stated, “A House divided against itself cannot stand. I Believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the house to fall. But I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other”. More than anything else, differing interpretations about the Civil War drove the debate over the meaning of the Constitution and of the Union. These

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Anna
  • Reconstruction: After the Civil War

    Reconstruction: After the Civil War

    Reconstruction: After the Civil War (1961) John Hope Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History and for seven years was Professor of Legal History in the Law School at Duke University. He is from Oklahoma and he graduated from Fisk University. He received his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Harvard University. He has taught at Fisk University, St. Augustine's College, North Carolina Central University, and Howard University. In 1956 he

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    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Edward
  • The First Modern War (the Civil War)

    The First Modern War (the Civil War)

    The Civil War was the first modern war. Technology had reached new levels due to the Industrial Revolution. New weapons, ships, transportation, and medicines were all being used in the Civil War. This created problems because the technology was much more advanced then anything the people of the time were familiar with. Due to lack of experience using the new technology, accidents happened and casualties were high. New weapons were first used in the

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Why the American Civil War Lasted for Longer Than 90 Days

    Why the American Civil War Lasted for Longer Than 90 Days

    Why the American Civil War lasted for longer than 90 days The North had expected their war with the south to last for no more than 90 days. They not only had more men up in the north but they had more resources as well. Now why couldn't they defeat the south? I have to say it is due to the incompetence of the north's generals commanding the army, and the army itself. On April

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Anna
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Today's college kids can't seem to cut the cord with mom and dad. Great score on a test? Flip open the cell phone and give mom the good news. Roommate bugging you? Zip an e-mail to dad to get some solace. Going home next weekend? Alert the folks to stock up on laundry soap. Recent studies in Minnesota and nationwide show that the so-called "millennial generation" is calling home at a rate that would boggle

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Max
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Civil War As I sat thinking about what to write about i started to realize that slavery and war were the two things that at leat keep me going and I knew i could say alot on both. I couldn’t quite figgure out how i was going to join the two until i did some research and other reading and started to remember the civil war and it’s purposes. I not one to into history

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Civil War and Its Effects

    The Civil War and Its Effects

    Civil war From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see civil war (disambiguation). See list of civil wars for individual examples. A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. Some civil wars are also categorized as revolutions when major societal restructuring is a possible outcome of the conflict. An insurgency, whether successful or

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: July
  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Approximately 186000 Negroes became federal soldiers. They served under white officers and often suffered discrimination in such matters as pay and bounties. But they proved courageous fighters in several of the battles in which they participated. Confederate officials were shortsighted in failing to use slaves as soldiers. Many confederate leaders feared an uprising once the Negroes were given arms. Others opposed the use of slaves on grounds that the Negroes were ill-prepared for such high

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War

    civil war on sdfshjAlthough the American Civil War mainly occurred because of slavery, the fact is that slavery had a lot to do with economic and social issues. By the year of 1860, the North and the South was developed into extremely different sections. There was opposing social, economic, and political points of view, starting back into colonial periods, and it slowly drove the two regions farther in separate directions. The two sections tried to

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Slavery in the Civil War

    Slavery in the Civil War

    Owning a slave in North America during the Civil War era was as common as having a house pet today. Slaves were being sold like cattle to work on the cotton fields for the farmers mainly in the Southern Region of the United States. In the North, the economy was based on factories and wages compared to the South who had large plantations which needed the slaves to pick cotton. These different economies caused divisions

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • Civil War Advances

    Civil War Advances

    The civil war introduced many new advances in industrial and technological development. Both the North and South used the railroad and river for transportation. The North (Union) was more technologically advanced than the South (Confederate States). The Union made better use of the railroad, had better military medicine, and had better weapons than the Confederacy. The North was far more industrialized than the South was at the time. The North also contained some of the

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: regina
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Hist 136 Tuesday 1:30 4/5/2005 Paper #2 The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars of all time, and it was fought by people of the same country. It is amazing to think that such a thing could have happened to this country. About 260,000 rebel soldiers and 373,000 Union soldiers were killed (Text, pg. 378). The reason for such a high number of deaths is mainly because most battles of the war involved

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Why the South Could Not Win the Civil War

    Why the South Could Not Win the Civil War

    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

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Could the South Have Won the Civil War?

    Could the South Have Won the Civil War?

    “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

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    The causes of the Civil War are many, the obvious being slavery, however that is merely on the surface. The underlying causes were far more detrimental to the health of the union, the main cause being money. The economic disputes between the North and the South, which were partially over slavery, were the root to the South seceding. The resentment felt by the South towards the North, because of the growth of cities, ports, and

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Reconstruction After the Civil War

    Reconstruction After the Civil War

    The period of Reconstruction began during the Civil War and ended in 1877. This era is known for the advancements made in favor of racial equality. These improvements included the fourteenth amendment (citizenship and equal protection under the law to blacks) and the fifteenth amendment (voting rights for blacks) of the Constitution. Yet, with the end of Reconstruction in 1877, the Republican Party lost control of the southern governments and the Democratic Party took over.

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    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Max
  • The American Civil War (1861-1865)

    The American Civil War (1861-1865)

    The American Civil War The American Civil War (1861-1865) took more American lives than any other war in history. It so divided the people of the United States that in some families brother fought against brother. The chief and immediate cause of the war was slavery. Southern states, including the 11 states that formed the Confederacy, depended on slavery to support their economy. Southerners used slave labor to produce crops, especially cotton. “Although slavery was

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: David
  • Civil War: The Role of Ex-Slaves After The Civil War

    Civil War: The Role of Ex-Slaves After The Civil War

    Civil War: The Role of Ex-Slaves After the Civil War 1860 was a critical year in the history of the United States of America. America's position as a country established on principles of freedom had been weakened by slavery. It was an election year and Abraham Lincoln (b. Feb. 12, 1809 - d. April 15, 1865) was nominated for the presidency of the United States, representing the Republican Party. The Democratic Party was divided into

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mikki

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