Kayla Maack Ryan Swanson UHON 122-006 March 9, 2016 Why Does the Civil War Matter? The biggest cliché in the world is that history is taught so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. So if people try to avoid this cliché and try to dive deeper into the mystery of why history is so important, they will find some interesting concepts and ideas that will show people why history is so important.
During the 19th century, both Soviets and British granted great importance to Afghanistan, a country in Asia surrounded by China, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as they both had influence on certain neighbouring lands and even supported Afghans in different ways. For instance, in 1930, Soviets were an important commercial and political ally for Afghanistan. However, after the Second World War, British started having less influence on their colonies and on other countries. America then developed economic and educational activities and diverse projects.
An american soldier, Robert Gould Shaw was born on October 10, 1837 in Boston MA. So he was roughly about 24 to 25 years old when he joined the Civil War. Robert was a Union soldier in the war. Unwilling, he was a leader the famous 54th Massachusetts infantry. That was one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War.
.The Civil War changed the country in many ways. Thousands of men on both sides died during the Civil War. “The Union Army lost 352, 528 men and the Confederate Army lost 258,000 men” (Doc F). Innovative ways to fight came about during the Civil War.
The Civil War was a very brutal war that left hundreds of thousands dead. The Missouri Compromise started this war by placing a boundary that did not allow future slaves North of Missouri’s southern border. In 1859, John Brown, an abolitionist, tried to start a slave uprising which created tension between the South and the North. Also in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States, which frustrated others because he was an abolitionist. An abolitionist is a person who doesn’t believe in slavery.
Based upon superficial analysis of the Civil War, one would get the impression that the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the Emancipation Proclamation further incited the tensions between the North and South that contributed to the formation of the Southern Confederate States of America. The first point that stood out to me, contradicts the popular belief that the Civil War was caused by radical opposing views of slavery. A.K. McClure’s address highlights the ideology of both, the North and South, was rooted in rational principles. In addition, he discusses the opposing political views between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
The United States has had many conflicts in the course of its history. Particularly speaking, these conflicts typically arise due to differences between either side. The North and South had many differences that led to a large conflict. The North, made of abolitionists, relied on industries and mass-production in an economy. Rather than having a mainly paid workforce like the north, the South’s agricultural economy boomed, due to slaves, and cash crops, such as cotton.
Washington in the Civil War was not Washington at the time- It should be noted that she was only the Washington Territory. Regardless of the title, the Washington Territory was the farthest place one could be away from the war itself. In the time when it first started, Washington and her citizens were only just recovering from a number of conflicts- The Pig War being one of them- such as the only recently made peace with the Native Americans (Native Washingtonians?) , and she and her people were kind of stressed out at the time the Civil War started.
During the Mid 1800’s marked a crucial period for our country. It will have a big effect on the development of our country. Throughout this time, our country was split, split into two sections, the North and the South. The Civil war was a war fought against the North and the South, the Union and the Confederates, from 1861-1865.
During the period of the American Civil war, the two fighting sides had some differences but also many similarities. Both armies, the Confederate and Union, had many volunteers. The men fighting were fighting for what they believed. The results would change the lives of millions of slaves and the lives of the plantation farmers who used the slaves. On both sides the camps were in rough conditions, disease, small rations, and battles over stimulated soldiers senses.
The Civil War was a battle of great importance to our history of the United States. On April 12th, 1861 this battle broke out between the Union States, North, and the Confederate States, such as the South. The Civil War took place all throughout the United states, and did not come to an end until the Union won the war on May 9, 1856. So, our question of “What caused the Civil War”, comes with three important answers. The three main causes of the Civil War between the North and the South were Economic, Social, and Political differences.
During the Civil War slavery was still on going and a lot people will disagree with the statement that it was the reason for the Civil War. This Monument highlights the work of the cavalry, infantry and naval forces who fought in the Civil War. It also surrounded by statues of General Robert E. Lee, General Albert Johnson, General Stonewell Jackson and also Confederate President Jefferson Davis. One of the significant men in this monument is General Robert E. Lee they put him on a high pedestal even though he was a slave owner. According to Slavery in Arlington “Robert E. Lee—the executor of the estate—determined that the slave labor was necessary to improve Arlington's financial status.”
How the Civil War Came to Be Was the Civil War very “civil” at all? The Civil War had many factors that led into it but there was one major factor that started the war. Slavery was one of the biggest factors in the Civil War. There was a big issue that divided the North and South which was slavery. The wide spread of slavery was a big deal to most Americans; but some were not the biggest fans of the concept.