Civil War: The Battle Of Fort Sumter

explanatory Essay
653 words
653 words

Nguyen 1 Andrew Nguyen 3/16/17 2nd Hour Civil War The Civil War was a bloody battle with the United States against itself. It began April 12, of 1861 and ended May 9, 1865. The two sides were the Union in the North of the U.S, and the Confederates in the South of the U.S. The North and South had a bad relationship, and were always at each other's throats. The conflict occurred when the Confederates took action and strikes first. The North had a strong government and a strong army of 2 million union soldiers, which was a big advantage. Industries in the North produced better fuel and an abundant amount of resources like ammunition, and food. In January 31, 1865, the 13th amendment was passed, ending slavery in the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the civil war was a bloody battle between the united states and the confederates.
  • Explains that the north had a strong government and army of 2 million union soldiers, which was an advantage. the 13th amendment was passed, ending slavery forever.
  • Explains that the south relied on slavery to manage their plantation. the south didn't have as much resources and fought with 750,000 to 1,000,000 troops, which was less than half what the union had.
  • Describes the battle of fort sumter as the first battle that triggered the civil war. confederate troops surrounded charleston bay and opened fire on the fort.
  • Explains that abraham lincoln was an important character in the civil war. he led the war for the union side as the president and issued the emancipation proclamation in september 1862.
  • Explains that the united states was in ruin after the war with a union victory, when the time of reconstruction began.
  • Cites benson, sonia, et al., "civil war." uxl encyclopedia of u.s. history.

It started in April 12, 1861 when confederate troops surrounded Charleston Bay and opened fire onto the Fort. The battle started at 4:30 am, when the first mortar was shot by the confederates at Fort Johnson to signal that the battle had begun. The Fort was fighting against 30 guns, and 17 mortars. On Sunday of April 4, the Union Major, Robert Anderson decided to evacuate his troops by a steamer to New York. The only casualties in the battle were after it was over, when an accidental gunpowder explosion went off, and killed two soldiers during a planned 100-gun salute. Abraham Lincoln was infuriated with the results of the …show more content…

He led the war for the Union side as the president. After the fall of Fort Sumter be ordered 75,000 soldiers to fight. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 22, 1862 which ended slavery in the union forever. He was also willing to use force against the confederates if conflict arose. Unfortunately, he was assassinated after the war, nearing to the end of reconstruction. After the war with a Union victory, the United States was in ruin. That was when the time of Reconstruction began. Reconstruction was a time where the United States had to rebuild their nation. The plan was to rebuild destroyed homes, bridges, railroads, and etc. The project was not as big as a success, but some problems were solved for instance, newly formed state governments in the South began to rebuild ruined regions. Unfortunately, the North was unable to effectively rebuild the South, for the South was still refusing to regroup with the

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