Summary: The American Civil War

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A war which should have been avoided ended with the result of 600,000 American lives lost; that is, more lives lost than all other American-fought wars put together (American Civil War). Slavery has forever been a part of American society. Ever since the Redcoats fought the colonies, slaves have had an impact on America. Even though it is not a proud part of the past, it is still part of America’s heritage. Thankfully, slavery dwindled down to nothing in the United States of America. Furthermore, slavery in the early to late 1860’s has had the most profound impact on American society due to the division of the North and South on the position of slavery, freed African-American slaves who fought for the North leading to the north’s victory, …show more content…
Unlike most wars, this war was projected to take a few months, if that, not four years. With the war over the nation faced the destruction of war. With the Civil War over the Emancipation Proclamation, which Abraham Lincoln enforced, finally took action in government by all states (United States of America). This document was beneficial to the North but devastating to the South. It helped the North by freeing all of the slaves; however, with no slaves to keep the South’s economy stable, it took an enormous blow and it crumbled to nothing. After the Civil War ended and the surrender was signed at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia; the United States of America fell into a Reconstruction Era for 12 years (United States of America). The Reconstruction Era was a difficult time and an economic struggle for American citizens. Due to the national chaos, many people were personally in debt and as a result, the South had to change their economy from agriculture to industry, just like the North had been becoming. Finally, in the year George Washington was elected president, our country’s national debt had been at 77 million dollars. The year prior to the Civil War we shrank that number to 65 million dollars. Consequently, that number jumped to 2.7 billion dollars of national debt in 1865 due to the lack of …show more content…
Although America has been a strong country from the start, it has had some bumps in the road. Especially the most impactful period of American history: the American Civil War. If America treats others equally since the founding we would not have lost so many lives, been in debt, and had a “house

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