When said, the name Wade Hampton III, brings to mind one of the most prolific Civil War heroes in history; Confederate history, that is. Known throughout not only South Carolina, but, the whole United State, Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton III, was in many ways what the South had always hoped to become. Unfortunately many historians overlook the latter part of Hampton’s life and focus mainly on his military accomplishments during the Civil War. When studying the life of Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton III, It is clear to see that because of his prolific military career, Hampton was made a heroine in the South, which in turn solidified his political career allowing him to take the South Carolina gubernatorial race of 1876 with much ease. Before examining the war hero turned politician, an examination must be made into the life of the man that was Wade Hampton III.
As the war progressed, it seemed like a bold move for Abraham Lincoln to emancipate slaves because the South depended on slaves, and it was overall for the betterment of America. The issue of slavery separating the government into two sides was not effective for America. He was trying to prevent future generations of representatives from arguing over this issue, because it does not help the country get better. The North knew that during the war it would not matter, but they disconnected the South to its economic catalyst. He was named ‘The Great Emancipator’ because of the actions he took in office.
When the Founding Fathers created this nation, they believed that the citizens of it would be held together through the common desire for equality and freedom. Contrary to their predictions, the definitions of equal and free came in to question through the persistent plunder of abolitionist and separated the crumbling democracy in to two sectors: North and South. The Civil War emerged out of this debate and started America on the long path towards change. The War, although deeply rooted in our Nation’s beginnings, technically began with the attack on Fort Sumter. The union coveted this spot on confederate soil in order to present their power over the south.To the confederates, the fort was a symbol of the ever-present north, who was set our to hinder their economy and way of life.
6) While there are critics that attempt to make President Lincoln out to be a war monger and a radical abolitionist, if you really do your research, you will see that he was doing everything he could to be a good president. The primary job of the president is to protect the Union at all costs and that is what he did. Along the way he found a way to incorporate his wishes and those of the country together into his plans and actions going
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Life is living to learn how to become better. In this process choices have to be made, and consequences have to be faced. In Ambrose Bierce’s short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the protagonist Peyton Farquhar makes a poorly thought choice leading to an unfortunate consequence. Farquhar was a well-to-do plantation owner in the South during the Civil War. He desired pride and dignity in the war regardless