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    Through the birth of a young nation, sectionalist tensions among various issues sculpted and shaped the road to the Civil War. Factions between the North and the South arose due to a long-term conflict concerning the issue of slavery and competing ideas in several aspects of society. For the South, slavery shaped and impacted social, political, economical, and laboral facets of society. The South argued to obtain the right to slavery free from federal interference, while basing their argument on…

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    many of them died soon after. The second most deadly tactics were unknown. The generals maybe had a part in it because some historians say that battle commanders had flaw battle plan which lead to thousands of lives lost. At the beginning of the civil war the north had 22 million people within their borders And the south had about 9 million people within their borders. the north not just having a bigger population they also had the bigger production capability. In 1860 the north made 97% of…

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    I believe that the Civil War could be considered the “Middle Ages” of medicine. The lack of knowledge of germ spreading and cleanliness, the weapons used, and the training of the Physicians led me to think that is true. Compared to today's medicinal treatments, the treatments of the Civil War seem like a way of torture instead of a way to save lives. The lack of knowledge of germs and cleanliness are signs of a medical middle age. Today, it is standard for doctors and surgeons to have…

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    During the Civil War the two generals in the Union who most contributed to the war was General George McClellan and General Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederate states generals were Robert E. Lee and General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. General McClellan was appointed as a commander after the Battle of Bull Run and helped the inexperienced troops become better soldiers in battle. In page 492 in the American Nation book it states, “McClellan, however, was very cautions. He delayed, leading his troops…

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    famous African American abolitionist, was once quoted as saying “[He] who would be free must himself strike the blow.” This quote is particularly relevant in the figurative and literal sense when it came to African American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. All African Americans had an uphill battle to fight when it came to getting the chance to prove themselves as adequate soldiers, and an even tougher battle to get recognition for what they had achieved. The first soldiers to get win both of…

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    Military (success plan(s)/way(s) of reaching goals) When the Civil War began, there were fewer than 20,000 soldiers in the national army, and thousands of those troops soon moved south to fight for the Confederacy. The (breaking off from another country) of Virginia also caused a large leaving/quitting (of a large number of people) of some of the militaryâ(Euro)a„¢s most experienced officers. President Lincoln quickly called for northern states to send volunteers, totaling 75,000, to join the…

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    After reading textbooks and listening through classes, there were many things that related to the cause of the Civil War. Many people during that time didn’t agree on a whole lot. One thing a lot of people didn’t agree on was the owning of slaves. The dispute over the owning of slaves was one of the many reasons that states started to secede from the north. Most people in the North didn’t own a whole lot of slaves. Some states in the North still allowed it, such as the Border States Missouri,…

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    Civil War Medical Technology Civil war medical technology was not very good during the awful war of 1861-1865. With small shanty medical kits that were not adequate for the job that surgeons had ahead of them tools in the medical kit helped transmit diseases that were lethal. Weapons were being engineered to become more lethal and or more painful [also built to explode so it was harder for medical surgeons to save the soldier]. Transportation was also dominant problem that hurt both the…

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    Rifles Rifles replaced muskets in battle. It has a longer range(about 1,000 yards) and it is more accurate than a musket. The Union and Confederacy both used rifles in battle. Some of the rifles they used were the Spencer carbine (a rifle that could fire multiple times before reloading) and the Smith carbine(not used as much after the invention of the Spencer carbine and the Shapes rifle). Reloading a rifle took a long time to reload. So in 1848, Claude Minié, a French army officer, invented…

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    I believe everything was on the line in the election of 1864. Further, Generals in the second half of the war like Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan were all Republican generals who destroyed resources in the South, plantations, food supplies, slaves, and railroads. Democratic leaders earlier in the war like McClellan did nothing to destroy the South’s economy. Those generals were not against slavery, but only wanted to hold the Union together. If Grant had…

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