Louis P. Masur’s book, The civil War: a Concise History, Is a book that gives an overview of the civil war from 18 to 1800, Providing multiple causes an consequences that emerged from the war. The book begins by reviewing the origins of the war. Chapter one covers the issues between northern and southern states and the tension over right and slave possession. The tension created a conflict that raised a number of political, social, and military events that then proceeded into a battle to abolish slavery from the colonies. After that, In April 1861, the the first shot of the war was fired and more than 600,000 soldiers were killed and wounded. A large portion of the South was consumed by violent battles, making the Union nearly
In all parts of life there are periods of adversity that we must face, the real challenge however, is what and how we gain from conquering those trials. Roman poet Horace reasons that “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” The meaning of this quotation is that difficult circumstances are often impetus which propels people to great achievements. When we are stretched to the limit, we often find we have inner resources which we are not aware of possessing. While this is often times the case, there are some instances where adversity resulted in nothing but misery and in some cases, death. Adversity has the effect of stimulating hidden characteristics but only in those capable
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. Both of these sections had many different opinions, either economically, politically, or socially, that soon led up to the Civil war. During this time, in the North Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president, while in the South Jefferson Davis was elected as the president. The Civil war was caused by the different opinions between the Northern and Southern states opinions on states seceding from the union, and views on slavery.
The idea that hardships may bring out of someone something they did not know they had within them is something that many people believe. American culture is one that admires resolve in the face of hardship as we believe that is when someone shines that most. However adversity does not always bring out something that was not being shown before but rather gives a new direction to talents that someone already has. Adversity may push some to recognize talents they did not they had, like for example taking an advance class in a subject they did not like but finding they are talented in understanding the subject. While adversity may help people discover a talent or build their character, adversity just mostly puts their talents to use in a different way or showcases people’s character.
The American Civil war and War world two might have been separate wars but they were similar in many ways. Though they were separated by many years both wars had new technological advances, new weapons and new stargetys. Besides these similaraties both wars had many differences such as the reason the wars had started, who the wars were being fought against and the number of causalties that took place. These wars in many ways were separate but equal and is very easy to compare and contrast them.
The American civil war led to the reunion of the South and the North. But, its consequences led the Republicans to take the lead of reconstructing what the war had destroyed especially in the South because it contained larger numbers of newly freed slaves. Just after the civil war, America entered into what was called as the reconstruction era. Reconstruction refers to when “the federal government established the terms on which rebellious Southern states would be integrated back into the Union” (Watts 246). As a further matter, it also meant “the process of helping the 4 million freed slaves after the civil war [to] make the transition to freedom” (DeFord and Schwarz 96).
Reconstruction era, which was followed by post-civil war, was meant to unite the states back together, reconstruct properties, and most importantly, abolish slavery in the South. Although the factors such as amendments legally freed former slaves, yet
When individuals ponder everything that went into the making of our nation, there is a plethora of different events to consider. Regardless of how many events, good or bad, have occurred in American history, all human beings alike tend to look at our history with tunnel vision—only focusing on the good. Our citizens, past and present, everyday people to politicians, either fail to acknowledge the existence of our historic downfalls or they manipulate these downfalls into something justifiable. Even more so now than ever, when bad things occur in America, they get purposely swept under the rug and forcefully shoved into the depths of the closet. The reconstruction that occurred post-Civil War is no exception to this aforementioned flaw. The
Before we had cars and planes, we really only had one way of transporting goods on land, and that way was by train. Trains were all over the inhabited United States, but the North had more than anywhere else in the U.S. because they were full of industry and were constantly having to ship goods all around because of it. The North had two thirds of the railroads in the United States because of the need for transportation which was more important to the North than the South.At the start of the war 22,000 miles of track had been laid in the Northern states and 9,500 miles in the South.(Railroads of the Confederacy) But for both sides it was much needed no matter how many tracks they had. Right at the start of the war the use of the railroad was almost always military. For instance, a lot of the generals were even stationed at rail yards. The railroad was significant during the Civil War because it helped both sides transport supplies throughout the United States.
The Civil War marked the beginning of an era that transitioned into the Industrial world. Earlier wars were fought in close quarters with unreliable weaponry, and insufficient materials that jeopardized the well-being of both sides of the battlefield. At the start of the Civil War, it was clear that both sides of the Army needed a change in weapon tactics; both the Union and Confederate Armies lacked weaponry that would distinguish themselves with more power over one another. Though, as the Civil War progressed in America, soldiers were introduced to new innovations and advancements of technology that took the war to a new level.
In April 1775 British general Thomas Gage ordered his soldiers to destroy American rebel Military stores in Concord, Massachusetts. British and American forces clashed in Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war.
Lowe, Richard. “Willis August Hodges.” In The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction, edited by Steven E. Woodworth, 213-222. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2000.
The Civil War is a historical consciousness with a revolution from 177-1783. This was a war that determined the nation. It was the war that declared that all men was created equal with equal rights to liberty. According to Roark, J. L., Johnson, M. P., Cohen, P. C., Stage, S., & Hartmann, S. M. The Gilded Age was a period in which enormous economic growth and ostentatious was exhibited. During this period of the nineteenth century this group of entrepreneurs developed the working. This was following the American Civil War.
In the years following the civil war, the union and the confederacy worked together to salvage land and fix towns that had been destroyed. Because the Union attacked the south at their homes, entire towns were in ruin. There were left in an agricultural crisis because of attacks on farms, destroying barns and killing animals. Reconstruction was necessary because of this.
During the Civil War, a lot of farms and plantations were burned down and crops destroyed. People also had Confederate money which became worthless and the governments were disorganized. Due to these reasons, the South had to rebuild again which is known as Reconstruction. The Reconstruction period was from 1865 to 1877. The purpose was to help the South become a part of the Union again. Federal troops occupied much of the South during the Reconstruction to insure that laws were followed and another war did not occur.