Essay on The World Is A Dangerous Place

1626 Words Feb 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Albert Einstein once said: “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing.” The Civil War started because of differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. The war was fought from 1861-1865, and it was the bloodiest 4 years in U.S. history. It started when the Confederates bombarded the Union soldiers at Fort Sumter. The majority of the fighting took place in Virginia and Tennessee. The Union had about 2.1 million soldiers, and the Confederates had about 1 million soldiers fight for their victory. Approximately 260,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation and disease. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, it killed 51 thousand people. Life during the Civil War was difficult for the soldiers.
Slavery was a very big issue during the Civil War, so I’m gonna talk the black soldiers and how they got to be able to attend the war and not be just slaves. Frederick Douglass said: "Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship” (Frederick Douglass … Soldiers). The black families could not vote, hold office, or even testify against white in courts of law. If you were a free…

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