Essay on American Civil War

Battle of Getty’s Burge

This battle gave the union a greater advantage for winning the war and on July 1, 1863 shots were fired outside Gettysburg that marked the beginning of what would become one of the largest and most significant battles in the world. Before the battle of Gettysburg the south felt as if they had a chance […]

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Sectionalism Due to Western Expansion

The Antebellum period from 1800 to 1850 marked a time of sectionalism in American history. Furthermore, new territories gained during western expansion added to this conflict between different sections of America. Southern states wanted new slave territories, while the North wanted to contain the spread of slavery. While Western expansion contributed to growing sectional tensions […]

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The Sky Is Gray by Ernest J. Gaines

Few books can truly be said to have altered the course of history, and even fewer can be said to have started an entire war. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was one novel to do both. Abraham Lincoln said to Harriet Beecher Stowe upon meeting her, “So this is the little lady […]

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John Brown: Abolitionist

John Brown was a radical abolitionist whose fervent hatred of slavery led him to turn to violence for his cause. He wanted to see the end of slavery, was completely willing to fight for its removal, and proved so when he said, “l, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty […]

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Film Slaves 1969

How did slavery affect African-American families in the movie and what do you think is its long- term outcome? African-American families were affected by slavery in various aspects. In some ways, more than other enslaved African-American families, they resembled other families who lived in other times and places under vastly different circumstances. Slavery was a […]

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What is Slavery?

Slavery, simply defined means ‘the state of a person who is a chattel of another’. But slavery is much more than this. It is the basic denial of human rights, the oppression of one person due to another, an ‘inhumane form of legalised inequality’. In America, Africans had suffered this inhumanity for centuries, under the […]

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Credit Mobilier Scandal Apush

Chapter 17 Terms Ten Percent Plan – When the number of Confederates reached 10 percent of the number who had voted in the 1860 election, this group could establish a legitimate state government. Focused on acceptance by the reconstructed governments of the abolition of slavery. Radical Republicans – Advocated not only equal rights for the […]

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Secession and Nullification

Secession and nullification both occurred in American history around the time of the Civil War. Each are means to show the central government that a particular state does not agree with a national law, possibly because it violates the constitution. Nullification is the first step a state would use (and many Southern states did use), […]

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The Louisiana Native Guards

James Hollandsworth’s The Louisiana Native Guards is a short history of the Civil War’s first black Army unit and of how African Americans endured injustice Southern and Northern whites alike. Hollandsworth, who teaches psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, asserts that the Native Guards were unique within Civil War history, beginning as a ceremonial […]

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Sherman Letters to the Generals

In Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, it reveals Sherman letters to the Union generals. Sherman letter to General Ulysses S. Grant, commander in chief of all Union forces in the Civil War, he discusses his belief about the size of armies and how that plays into of the nature modern warfare. “We ought to […]

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Crispus Attucks

The Boston Massacre remains one of the ugliest incidents that occurred during the early days of the American colonies. What the Boston Massacre entailed was several British soldiers, responding to taunts by American citizens, opened fire on the unarmed crowd killing five people, one of whom was Crispus Attucks, a freed slave who had been […]

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