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    Technology and the Civil War A brief explanation on how the Civil War was a turning point in American history. Throughout the span of time, there have been countless events that would count as turning points in history. However, what if we just look at America’s history itself, how many turning points can you think of that were actually significant to America? There are countless significant events that have happened here in America. Nevertheless, one of these particular events sticks out in…

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    The American Civil War is renowned as a watershed event in United States history – without doubt, nothing was ever the same after its conclusion. While the war sorrowfully pitted countrymen by birth against one another, the optimist would trust that their blood was not spilt in vain. As a result of the conflict, the nation's unthinkably evil practice of slavery was at last abolished, and out of the deadliest war in American history emerged the possibility for a virtuous future. However, although…

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    foreign force being in their territory. April 11, 1861, Confederate Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard demanded Fort Sumter’s surrender. Maj. Anderson’s refusal brought upon fire by Confederate batteries that following morning; the first shots of the American Civil War.…

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    information from the answers of Lucy McMillan. This document of a testimony excerpt references subtly the climate of American culture a decade plus after the end of the American Civil War and the demise of American slavery. Even without viewing the story in full, the title of the document reveals that it partakes in a post- slavery/post-Civil War threshold of American History with a former slave being asked questions in the document. This document excerpt from the full papers of…

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    families? No man hesitated to stand up for what he believed in even if the consequence was the destruction of his country. Equality was not an option for some, yet it was hope for others who believed that their country could be a better place. The American Civil War presented the nation with a crucial question: Who could lead America to restoration and unity? It had to be someone with experience and leadership, someone with guts and bravery, someone who could look at the nation as a whole and…

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    Thomas StoneWall Jackson was born midnight January 20-21 1824. Jackson grew up in what is now the state of West Virginia. Jackson was a confederate general during the American civil war. "His father, a lawyer named Jonathan Jackson, and his mother, Julia Beckwith Neale, had four children. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was the third born". At age 2 Jackson lost his father and older sister ,Elizabeth killed by typhoid fever. Thomas as a little kid lived the rest of his childhood with his father and…

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    On April 12, 1861 the Civil War broke out due to the unyielding distinctions regarding free and slave states regarding the power of the national government forbidding slavery in the unpopulated areas. Over the course of the war as the Union infiltrated Confederacy territory many Union officials recognized an intellectual advantage by utilizing the African American population. Herbert Aptheker, who was an American Marxist historian and political enthusiast declared, "The greatest source of…

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    In the American Civil War, the North and South fought over different ideals. Many experts believe that the issue of slavery caused the Civil War. However, people said it was more complex than that. Some experts believe that economic differences caused the Civil War, while others say that it was about state’s rights. This paper argues that all three ideas contributed to the South seceding and the start of the Civil War. Abolitionism contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. These…

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    What do you think was the main cause of the American Civil War? Can you really choose just one event? As we look back throughout history, we can see several clues as to what may have led up to the American Civil War. This is by far one of the most defining eras in the history of the United States of America. This war has been debated throughout the century by highly regarded scholars. Although many disagree on bits and pieces of how and why it all played out the way it did, most would agree…

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    "Pre-Civil War African-American Slavery." Pre-Civil War African-American Slavery. Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. Summary: This article talked about Slavery before the Civil War. When the New Constitution was adopted in 1787 slavery was a dying practice. There seemed to be no benefit in the continuous shipment of slaves so the founders agreed to end the importation of slave by 1808. In the 1800’s slavery quickly began to thrive again. The invention of the cotton gin helped…

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