In the paper “American Civil War 1861-1865” the author analyzes the American civil war which took place in the year 1861 to 1865. The civil war is believed to have taken more American lives than any other war in the history of America…
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The American civil war remains to be the deadliest and the most destructive of all America’s war, it is considered to be the first modern war on the continent and perhaps the globe and the only conflict in the United States (U.S.) history that was fought on the nation’s soil, with some of the 620.000 0f the 2.4 million soldiers, millions more injured and the territory of the south become devastated4. The American Civil War of 1861 to 1865 and was the most important and worst event in the American history as it was an extremely bloody and cruel war, which had most Americans fighting amongst themselves5. The American civil war started on the 12th of April in 1861 when the southern troops fired the fort Sumter which was a U.S. military fort on the coast of Charleston6. South Carolina. This war ended in the 9th of April 1865 when the confederate General Robert Lee surrendered his ragged army to the union General Ulysees Grant at the Appomattox house afterwards the other confederate armies gave up7. The American civil war was the first war to be reported in the press to the people back at home. In the year 1860 the north and south developed into different sections. The division of the north and the south was characterized various issues which included political, social and economics in the country, these issues were seen to be slowly diverting the two regions further into separate directions. The regional conflict was between two regions of the United States (the southern states and the northern states).
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In a broad perspective, the Union, which was also knows as the Northern states, held their goals straight and fought for unity. Their position in the war was strong because of their army men and more importantly because of their goals to protect the rights of the states under constitution whereas the confederation wanted to form an independent republic.
The historian who took twenty years to write a book on the American civil war claimed that the civil war laid the foundation of the nation and provided the platform based on which the nation could build its self-existence. Although Americans have been involved in the wars in Europe like the First World War, the civil war defined the identity and the character of the Americans.
The basic nature of the people seems to be insular and hence the option for isolationism as a guiding principal. However, the force of circumstance always dragged the nation into the vortex of activity. American foreign policy seems like a pendulum, swinging to and fro between isolation and active involvement.
The draft intended at enlisting men to fight in the American Civil War (1861-1865). A provision of the draft maintained that, anyone who paid an amount of $ 300 and provided a substitute would be exempted from enrolment in the military service. As a result, the poor had to bear the brunt of the situation and it was enough for arousing resentment.
Southerners were alarmed, especially by the fact that the North had a bigger population and so were better represented in the legislature. They were also worried about losing political influence, which could
One of the initiatives brought by the New Deal was the Banking Act of 1993, which helped stop the panic that had gripped Americas banking system. Pundits claim that the success of the newly introduced banking act depended on Americans faith and willingness to invest their