Civil War: A Second American Revolution

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The Civil War is one of the most important events in United States history. The nation was no longer united, but instead divided between the North and the South. The country was exposed to horrific events that changed the lives of many Americans. The war was also a period of significant political and social change. The Civil War could be considered a “Second American Revolution" because of the abolition of slavery, and Abraham Lincolns radical ideas, which significantly changed the concept of government. James McPherson calls the Civil War a “Second American Revolution” because of the 13th amendment, abolishing slavery. Although African Americans were still treated poorly this amendment at least symbolically made the nation commit to the idea
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