Senator John Sherman DBQ

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“The policy of this country ought to be…to nationalize our country, so that we shall love our country,” states Senator John Sherman in Document B. Throughout the years of 1860-1876, several events occurred, that were said to have “amounted in a revolution” over time. Complete succession of South Carolina from the Union in December of 1860 led a trail of states to leave over the course of time, leading to issues for the Union. Equal rights and privileges, and power of the federal government became topics that most often created enormous debates in these chaotic 17 years. The United States had a lack of nationality and obviously there was lack of unity. All of this chaos built up and effected the way America was managed. “The lack of… nationality, I believe, is one of the great evils of the times…” Senator John Sherman stated on February 10, 1863. The United States had been split into sections from the beginning, and it created a lack of unity and togetherness. In Document A, the reader can acquire from the reading that South Carolina (and later many other states) seceded from the Union because of states’ rights. Document A states that an amendment (specifically the…show more content…
He’s specifically speaking about the Civil Rights Act in the document, but the important message here is that he is saying this is revolutionary. He is saying that so many events have changed the way America runs that it has become revolutionary. Many things were contributing factors to the chaos, such as black rights and privileges, gaining states back into the Union, and the stable power in the federal government. A revolutionary outcome of America was the finale of the battles fought between many throughout
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