Essay about The American Civil War

718 Words Feb 11th, 2016 3 Pages
The American Civil War has been widely considered one of the most prominent and momentous historical events of the late 19th-century. Since that time, scholars have noted how it has shaped the American public agenda, the country’s national politics, and economic outcomes seen in present times. Despite the extreme melody of differing views, few have placed great or even minimal focus on determining if the Civil War was inevitable. To address this inquiry, this composition seeks to persuade that the American Civil was inevitable at a certain point; however it is difficult to pinpoint what event triggered the inevitability. It will also note how the elements of slavery, conflict, and unionization would have been directly affected without this sense of inevitability. In the end, the American society would not be what it is today without the direct impact of the American Civil War and the correlating anguish and detriment that followed its development. The inevitability of the Civil War can be seen by briefly analyzing the events leading up to 1816. Perhaps if the political standing during that time had been different, then the economic outcomes would have been altered for both the North and South. Part of this political standing can be seen in reference to slavery during that time, which is the main reasoning for the cause of the Civil War in the first place. For it was not until the passing of the 13th Amendment, which stated that, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,…

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