The 2nd American revoultion; the civil war Essay

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The civil war has often been called "The second American Revolution," primary because many Americans actually thought they were once again fighting for their freedom and rights. While this is true, the Civil War itself was revolutionary. It was revolutionary in the political, social and economic conduct of the war. Each Revolutionary conduct of the war impacted America then and some still impact the world today.

Politically specking The Civil War brought about new ways or revolutionary ways of taking charge of a country during a war. Such thinking and ways includes the six things President Lincoln did with the Constitution. First of all, he ordered a blockade when it wasn 't his call to do so. Lincoln then took two million dollars out of
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(Amendments 13, 14, and 15) Socially the impact of total war, the idea to do what is necessary to win the war, devastated the south.

Economically the Civil War devastated the whole nation, both the North and the south. For the first time since the Jackson administration there was a national bank, put into affect by the National Banking act. Perhaps the nation was on the right path but economically suffering from the war. There were

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