Essay on The Struggle Of The Civil War

1012 Words Nov 29th, 2015 5 Pages
During the time of Reconstruction, from 1865 to 1877, and the Union was divided into North and South based upon slavery. The dispute of African Americans being considered freedmen or slave brought the Union to the Civil War. The North was the Union. The South was the Confederacy and lost the war. The “Lost Cause” was the South’s way to get their opinion of the Civil War and slavery across to others and reaching into future generations. This was accomplished through two large organizations, the Sons’ of the Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. These organizations created statues for remembrance, assisted survivors of the war and created educational tools for schools. Some suggest that these organizations had political ties in which affected the outcomes of their actions. The Lost Cause works did not contain a political bias and the time of Reconstruction met the ultimate goals for which it was created: abolishing slavery and reunification of the Southern States with the Union.
The Lost Cause organizations did not integrate their activities with politics. For instance, from the United Daughters of the Confederacy Constitution, 1894- source 2- states their intentions for the activities they hold. The author’s purpose of the article provided reveals to the reader the basic reasoning’s for the organization. “The objects of this association are historical, educational, memorial, benevolent and social.” This proves they are not intending to deal with…

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