The Meaning Of Freedom: The Effects Of The American Civil War

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The Civil War was one of the most turning points for the nation. The Civil War tore apart the nation into two divisions and turned their backs on each others. The Civil War was a battle between the two sides of the nation, the North and the South. The ones that stood against slavery and equal rights. The other side was most of the slave owners who fought against equal rights and not allowing slavery. Many sources such as the Gettysburg Address, by Lincoln and the speech Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth are good examples. The effects of the Civil War are the causing of question the meaning of freedom and the idea of slavery and women 's suffrage. Many Americans were questioning the true meaning of freedom and what that meant to the nation itself. From the Gettysburg Address, by Lincoln it shows,”Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” (pp2) To speak, the nation is at war with each other and they are so dedicated to the side they stand and support for, they have a position to take part. How dedicated they are to the nation is a way they show as a bit of freedom and since they are at war. They don 't really see true be a Rebirthing of the nation and freedom when the war is won and done. Again,

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