The Civil War
In this paper we will compare and contrast the civil war and the American revolutionary war. We will look at length of the war, causes, death toll, and major battles.
The American Civil war started in April of 1861and ended in May of 1865. According to the website findthedata.com, “The war had its origin in the fractious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories.” (American Civil War, 2015) The northern states also known as The Union were against slavery and didn’t want the southern states to own slaves. The southern states as known as The Confederacy started using slavery even more after the invention of the cotton gin so speed up the process of separating the seeds from the cotton.
According to About.com the election of Abraham Lincoln was another cause of the Civil War, “Even though things were already coming to a head, when Lincoln was elected in 1860, South Carolina issued its "Declaration of the Causes of Secession." They believed that Lincoln was anti-slavery and in favor of Northern interests. Before Lincoln was even president, seven states had seceded from the Union: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.” (Top Five Causes of the Civil War, 2015). They believed that Lincoln was not in favor of their interest so they seceded from the rest of the country. They wanted to rule themselves.
The Civil War is known as the bloodiest war in history, bloodshed of a magnitude that has not been equaled since by any other American conflict. There was an estimated 620,000 killed in the line of duty plus hundreds of thousands that died of disease. “Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole o...
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6. Siege of Yorktown- September 28, 1781, to October 19, 1781
This is the last major battle of the war. U.S. and French forces surrounded the British soldiers led by George Cornwallis, which led to Cornwallis ' surrender. The U.S. captured over 7,000 British troops. It effectively ended the war since Cornwallis ' forces were the last major British army in the United States. (Skip, n.d.)
Both of these wars were very significant to American history. They both had to do with independence. The revolutionary war the Americans wanted their independence from the British with the ability to govern their selves. During the civil war the south wanted independence from the north and to be allowed to continue owning slaves.
However that all the similarities that they have. The civil war was shorter and had more deaths and major battles than the revolutionary war did.
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