The Events Of The Civil War Essay

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Since the end of the Civil War there have been many obstacles that the US had to overcome, many of which deal with race, gender, and the scope of the American government’s power. I believe there are five important events that are significant within US history that were either major events, or minor ones that sparked major ideas of change. Important issues regarding race are the Reconstruction after the Civil War and the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s because both time periods were significant turning points to the ongoing struggle of African-Americans dominated by white supremacy. Another issue was the women’s rights movements, especially in the early 1900s, that triggered women’s pursuance of escaping oppression in a male dominated society. The final issues deal with the rise of the US as a global power and how actions of the US in WWII and the September 11 attacks leading to a war on terrorism signified the belief in interference with international affairs and curtailment of civil liberties for its own agenda towards world peace.
The end of the Civil War marked the beginning of a long struggle for equality for African-Americans. The Civil War was a battle between the northern and southern states of America in which disputes over slavery were a main cause. When the north, which was against slavery, won the war and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery was official abolished in the United States. This did not mean however, that…

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