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    Civil War Perspectives

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    The Civil War was a pivotal moment in the United States’s history being a high point in a sectional discord that’s affects have continued to be evident in several issues in today’s society. As most wars, there’s at least two decidedly divided and biased sides to the story. With two perspectives coming from one country America had to decide how they wanted to remember this war. Being such a complex dispute with two very distinct viewpoints, each side had their personal view on the reasons for the…

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    Civil War Sectionalism

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    The Civil War is one of the most prominent events in American History and is an event that most Americans are familiar with, at least on a conceptual level. The Civil War, like many conflicts was not just a bout of petty squabbling that escalated into warfare, but a more complex event that was affected by a number of factors. It was more than a war over the continuation or abolishment of slavery. It was a clash of cultures expressed through legislation, literature, personal and societal…

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    Civil War Memorialization

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    The American Civil War is arguably the most important war in United States history. Hundreds of museums, landmarks, and memorials across the country are devoted to remembering the battles and other historical sites of the war, as well as the strong leaders of either side. The important figures of the war are arguably some of the most revered figures in American history, even today. Confederate Generals such as Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson for example are honored not only for…

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    Civil War Causes

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    This paper will examine in detail the root causes of the Civil War, which has often been described as being fought over states’ rights and the interference of the federal government at the local level, at the very heart of the issue was slavery and its expansion into the western territories. If ever one wanted evidence that the issue of slavery was tearing apart the nation in the 1850s one only has to look at an incident that occurred on the floor of the United States Senate on May 22,…

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    Civil War Photography

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    The Civil War was one of the first wars to be documented thoroughly with the aid of photography. Mathew Brady and his team of twenty-three men took great care to document the war thoroughly. Brady began his photography career in photography in 1844, opening a Daguerrean Miniature Gallery in New York City (Mathew Brady 's World - A Biographical Timeline). Brady gained permission from president Lincoln to follow the Union troops to document the war in 1861. Mathew Brady, his team and his…

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    Civil War Greenbacks

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    To help fund the Civil War $450 million worth “greenbacks” (dollar bills) were printed by the government. This caused an economic boom, but after the war most Americans agreed that greenbacks should be withdrawn from the nation’s currency in favor of gold and silver. There were three positions to be in on the currency situation. “Gold bugs” wanted gold as the standard currency for the nation. They believed Gold was “honest money” and greenbacks were a national dishonor. Gold bugs also wanted…

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    Civil War Dehumanization

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    A hundred and fifty six years ago, our nation was engaged in a Civil War. This war embodied a conflict that had enveloped the country since its discovery; the issue of slavery. Since the establishment of the first ever American colony Jamestown, the nation’s elite have imported Africans to America as their slaves. As the years went by, the frequency at which they were brought and the cruelty with which they were treated only increased. The slave trade brought wealth to thousands, but in turn…

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    Spies In The Civil War

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    United States engaged in a civil war. The war started all over some disagreements between the free and slave states. It helped determine what kind of nation they would be. The Civil War was the first total war, meaning it not only inflicted on soldiers, but civilians, land, and cities. This impacted the women in many different ways. There were women who were soldiers, spies, nurses, and ones who stayed on the home front. Historians often say that America's Civil War pitted brother…

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    Civil War Slavery

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    Slavery was a paramount part of society in the Southern United States during the years leading up to the Civil War, but the opposite was true in the North. There was a large division between these two parts of the country, which led to conflict in westward expansion and domestic politics. Slaves were treated as lesser beings by their owners. They were never taught to read or write because educated slaves would want freedom, as seen with Nat Turner (The Confessions of Nat Turner). He was a…

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    Civil War Dbq

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    important to the South and economic factors so central to slavery that it behooves all students of southern history, even in the early twenty- first century, closely to consider the material issues at hand in 1860 and 1861’’ (qtd.in Coclanis 67). The civil war was very vital considering it was the reason for how slavery diminished, this brining the South into the Union made it easier for Lincoln to now follow through with the…

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