Etaja Green Professor Stephen Brandon ENG 112 - Composition and Rhetoric 20 March 2017 Richmond Post Civil War The Civil War was a battle fought between the Northern states and the Southern states between eighteen sixty-one and eighteen sixty-five. The was also known as “The Battle Between The States” The war was fought between the states due to differences in opinions on taxes, tariffs, and states rights vs federal rights.
Harriet Tubman: Biography Harriet Tubman aka Araminta Ross was born a slave on the plantation. She was born in Dorchester County, Maryland on 1820. She successfully escaped slavery at age 29. Ms.Tubman was a civil rights activist. She freed hundreds of slaves to the North & was known as “Moses & General Tubman.”
The Power of the Presidency One theme of Across Five Aprils is that the presidency is a powerful position and an exceptional leader is needed to keep a country together during war. Abraham Lincoln is thought of by many as the best president in United States history. He was the leader who led the U.S. through the Civil War and brought back the Union. In Across Five Aprils, Lincoln is shown as a wise leader who does not want to declare war and is quick to forgive the south once they have been defeated, even when it causes him to be criticized. He then becomes a role model for Jethro, and Jethro writes to him about the deserters like Eb, and the President’s reply shows that he has been thinking about this.
The Battle of Fort Wagner of 1863 The Civil War was triggered by the disagreement between the Southerners and the Northerners over the rights and roles of slaves. The majority of the Southerners believed slaves should have been used for the provision of free labor, while the majority of the Northerners believed that slavery was inhuman and immoral. The Confederate States of America was a Southern country formed by the Southern states’ leaders to break off from the United States. The president of the Confederacy was Jefferson Davis, former senator of Mississippi, while the president of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.
Mary McLeod Bethune was the 15th of 17 children born to former slaves, Samuel and Patsy McLeod. Her parents and siblings endured many hardships because of slavery. However, Mary McLeod Bethune persevered through all of those challenges and became one of America’s greatest educators. The purpose of this paper is to bring awareness about her life, education and political success which validates her as an American hero.
The American Civil War took place between the years of 1861 through 1865. This was a time of hardships and struggle for all people living in the United States. In fact, The United States wasn’t even called this name at the time, but rather it was split into two. The South, fighting for slavery called themselves “The Confederates States of America”, and the North fighting to end slavery was known as “The Union.” At the time of the war, men were going off to fight and eventually began to get enlisted into the army.
Tubman was introduced to the harsh realities of slavery at a young age. When Tubman was a slave she performed her forced labor in an uncooperative manner, and as a result she was abused. At the age of thirteen Tubman’s overseer fractured her skull by throwing a brick at her. As a result of this event, she suffered from frequent seizures. That didn’t stop her from rescuing other slaves after she escaped.
The Civil War started on April 12, 1861 and lasted until mid-1865. The Civil War arose out of deep disagreements regarding everything from State’s rights, but the primary cause was the contrasting views regarding slavery. While the Southern States supported continued slavery, the Northern States wanted to end this practice. Many scholars believe the Civil War was due to the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who supported the North, causing the Southern States to split from the United States. During this period, the Southern States considered Jefferson Davis to be their President.
The Civil War was a war that took place in America with the North (the Union) vs the South (Confederate).. The war lasted four long years- from April 12, 1861 to April 9, 1865. The Civil War was caused because of mainly two reasons. One of the two main reasons is that slavery was happening in the United States and the second reason is that the states rights were violated. The war actually started because of a fort called Fort Sumter.
She was a woman of incredible heroism and adherence to the cause of freedom. We can learn about benevolence and bravery; standing up for others even when it seems impossible to make a change and helping others no matter what the cost is, as Tubman did. We can learn about fortitude, self-disciplinerectitude and hard work. I think of her when I feel desperate against difficulties and I become assured that I can overcome those diffuculties if I don’t give up.
Tubman continuously risked her life to free the slaves. Over her career, she freed around 750 slaves. She always told people to keep on going even when life got hard.
After Lincoln was elected president, the tension between the North and South rose. Lincoln declared that he did not want slavery to expand westward. Eleven southern states seceded from the Union and created their own independent Confederate government. Shots were fired at Fort Sumter to begin what is known as the Civil War. After many lives were taken away, the war ended.
The Civil war began on April 12, 1861, at Fort Sumter due to the differences between the North and South when it came to the debate on slavery. The south felt that the slave industry was beneficial to their economy and lifestyle. While the North did not necessary fight for slavery but for the union reunite again despite their differences. In the beginning of the war, many believed that slavery would be easy to abolished. That was not the case, due to the South reliability to use of slaves in their lives.
The Civil War started because of uncompromising 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. Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 as the first Republican president, and pledged keep slavery from expanding in the territories (Text, 402). After Lincoln was elected, South Carolina succeeded from the Union and soon other slave states in the deep South joined. The seceded states together formed a new nation called the Confederate States of America (Text, 404).
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today” (Basler). Not only does this collection of words seem to inspire many today, but it reflects the thoughts of southern women throughout the Civil War. Although modern women are very close to having equal rights, the feelings of southern women during the civil war differed from those of whom live now. Since the southern belles were not respected the way that modern women are today, matters were taken into the hands of each brave woman during the time.