The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865. Perhaps the most influential war in American history, the Civil War was fought between the northern states and the southern states of America over slavery. Shortly after Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president on March 4, 1861, South Carolina Seceded from the Union. Other states followed in suit, forming the Confederate States of America with its capital at Montgomery, Alabama, its president Jefferson Davis. As controversy flared higher as a result of this event, the Confederates took Fort Sumter. Soon, the Union joined the war. The northern states were referred to as the Union army, with leaders including Ulysses S. Grant. The Southern states were referred to as the Confederate army, their prominent leaders including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It was the start of a war that would shape American history. Soldiers in the Civil War were typically white males in their early twenties. Union soldiers were typically farmers who, falsely, believed the war would be short and enlisted, or a man drafted into the army at the peak of the war. Some poor people were called into battle against their will. The Confederate soldiers, too, were most commonly white males in their early twenties. The Confederate soldiers primarily were fighting for their ideals, or their state, not because they had been drafted. A typical civil war soldier carried many supplies, was often ill clad in dirty, ill-fitting, or worn shoes clothing, and carried muskets or rifles. Behind the typical civil war soldiers fought other minority groups. African Americans fought in the civil war, despite that they had been refrained to do so for most of the war. The regiments formed by them were often pl... ... middle of paper ... ...and other soldiers created a fund to help her receive payment. Francis Clayton’s heroic life as a woman soldier became very popular with the newspapers of the time. The Civil War finally drew to a close after four years of heinous battle on April 9, 1865. The Unions had been the victors of the war and the unity of America was restored. Amendments to the Constitution began to allow African Americans freedom and rights. In the wreckage, a total of 212,938 lives had been lost. But the Civil War had taught Americans how to accept each other and prepared them to accept other cultures. In the future, women would gain more rights and immigrants would come from other countries to live in America. Inevitably, prejudice against minorities is faced all over the country even in modern times, but we must prevent ever facing such tragedy as occurred in the Civil War.
African Americans helped shape the Civil War from various perspectives. Actually, they were the underlying foundation for the war if you think about it in depth. African Americans were slaves and had been dealt with like property since they arrived in America. The likelihood of opportunity for these slaves created an enormous commotion in the South. The issue of equal rights for African Americans brought on a gap between the states. The United States Civil War began as an effort to save the Union, and ended in a fight to abolish slavery. The Civil War, frequently known as the War Between the States in the United States, which was a Civil War battled from 1861 to 1865, after seven Southern slave states proclaimed their severance and framed the Confederate States of the United States. More Americans died in the Civil War than in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. Two thirds of the individuals that were killed in the Civil War died of disease. The medical world at the time of the Civil War and advanced disinfectants, did not exist which could have enormously lessen the spread of disease and illnesses. After years of bloody combat that left over 600,000 soldier’s dead and destroyed much of the South's infrastructure, the Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, & the difficult Reconstruction process of restoring national unity and guaranteeing rights to the freed slaves began. By December 1865 the 13th Amendment had abolished slavery throughout the United States (Waldstreicher).
In the book Women in the Civil War, by Mary Massey, the author tells about how American women had an impact on the Civil War. She mentioned quite a few famous and well-known women such as, Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, who were nurses, and Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd, who were spies. She also mentioned black abolitionists, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, feminist Susan B. Anthony, and many more women. Massey talks about how the concept of women changed as a result of the war. She informed the readers about the many accomplishments made by those women. Because of the war, women were able to achieve things, which caused for them to be viewed differently in the end as a result.
Then the beginning of the Civil War was on April 12, 1861 was The Battle of Fort Sumter. Northerners intruded South Carolina and the fort which wasn’t apart of the Union anymore. Confederates first started firing at the Union for holding down the fort. Then the next day on April 13, 1861, the Union surrendered and left and that was the first of many battles of the Civil War. The North has advantage in the War because of their ability to produce soldiers and supplies. The South hoped the North would give up quickly and that they would end up winning, but Lincoln was determined. As the war went on the North was getting better and the South was getting
The Civil War was a conflict between the United States (north) and the confederate States (south). This war was fought over the issue of slavery in the United States. In 1860, southern states seceded from the United States to become the Confederate States of America. Shortly after, on 12 April 1861, the civil war started. The Battle of Ball’s Bluff is a significant Loudoun County conflict that led to a humiliating defeat of the Union Army. The Battle of Ball’s Bluff led to federal government inquiries that would change how the union would fight the civil war.
The American civil war was fought between 1861 and 1865. A civil war is a war fought between different regions within a country. The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South. Shortly after President Abraham Lincon was elected, eleven states in the south seceded from the union. After only being president for six weeks, Abraham Lincon declared these southern acts of succession as illegal. Lincon then requested that congress would allow him to use 500,000 soldiers to help crush the very threatening rebellion in the south. Massive sections in the south were destroyed in the process of the north attempting to regulate the south. Lands were destroyed along with social structure and economics. In 1862, Lincon began to liberate the slaves in the south. On January 1st, 1863, Abraham Lincon issued the emancipation proclamation. When the proclamation was issued it was clear that the war was now about slavery. The emancipation proclamation freed many slaves, but not all of them. It wasn’t until December in 1865 that the thirteenth Amendment was ratified. The thirteenth amendment states "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, nor any place subject to their jurisdiction."(US Constitution). When the slaves were freed, the southerners were frenzied because the slaves were their main way of achieving money. The hate towards the North caused a small group to transition into one of the largest hate groups in American history. The Ku Klux Klan was first formed in the town of Pulaski, Tennessee in the year 1865. The Ku Klux Klan first started as a fraternity group including six confederate veterans and lat...
The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States between northern states (union) and southern states (confederacy) from 1861 to 1865, in which the Confederacy determined to secede from the country as an independent nation. The differentiation between the social structure and economy of North and South, most notably over slavery; were the root of the conflicts between the colonies that dates back almost 100 years from the Civil War, generations of political plans had been unable to triumph over these differences.
With decades of brewing tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state’s rights versus authority, westward expansion and slavery. All the built up tension between the North and the South exploded into the American Civil War. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven southern states to secede from the Union to form the Confederate States of America; four more joined them after the first shots of the Civil War were fired. They seceded because they thought their way of life was threatened by the elected president. Four years of brutal conflict were marked by historic battles. In the Civil War there was brothers against brothers and neighbors against neighbors who were all
Although men were an important part of the war, women became just as important. Four well-known Civil War women are Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Sarah Edmonds, and Nancy Hart. These women were very daring, brave, and courageous. They made a huge difference in the Civil War and become Civil War Heroes.
Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (1861–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy. It is generally known in the South as the War between the States and is also called the War of the Rebellion, the War of Secession, and the War for Southern Independence. The name Civil War, although much criticized as inexact, is most widely accepted. Many texans fought for the confederacy in the civil war, to keep slaves, to secede, and state rights.
In the spring of 1861 tensions exploded in America, the tension was started over slavery, westward expansion, and states rights. Abraham Lincoln became president angering the south because Lincoln was a republican who opposed slavery. 7 states in the south chose to leave the north and form the Confederate states of America. After the first shots of the Civil War were fired four more southern states joined the Confederate forces, the Confederate forces all together formed the Confederate States of America. The biggest battles of the Civil War were the battles of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Bull Run, Antietam, and Chancellorsville.
Because the war was fought between the North and South of the country, someone had to win in order to progress as a Nation. Minorities helped both the North and South in many ways. Native Americans, African Americans, and women all helped in the Civil War, whether they were on the front line or aiding the wounded. All played an important role in the making of the country. The Civil War consisted of many soldiers, roughly 179,000 African American soldiers, 28,693 Native Americans, and about 250 women fought in the war. (Civil War Facts). That is only counting the brave people who fought in the war. Many men and women helped with other jobs, such as assisting the wounded, gathering supplies, and delivering messages. Many can look into the history of the Civil War and understand the importance of
The American Civil War was fought between the North (The Union) and the South (The Confederates), because of the South wanting to secede from the North. Lincoln's election as president in 1860, triggered southerners' decision to secede believing Lincoln would restrict their rights to own slaves. Lincoln stated that secession was "legally void" and had no intentions of invading the Southern states, but would use force to maintain possession of federal property. Despite his pleas for the restorations of the bonds of union, the South fired upon the federal troops stationed at Fort Sumter, in Charlestown, Virginia. This was the event that decided the eventual beginning of the Civil War. Despite the advantages of Northerners, their victory in the ...
The Civil War officially began on April 12th, 1861, when Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard shot at the Union Troops currently occupying Fort Sumter. While this specific event may have marked the beginning of actual warfare, it was not the only event to spark the beginning of the Civil War in general. One of the most well-known causes of the Civil War is the conflict over slavery. The Southern states were very dependent on agriculture and the slave labor that was required to maintain healthy crops. On the other hand, the Northern states were more focused on factories and industrial work, and did not want slavery to expand as the country grew. As if this disagreement didn't cause enough tension, Southern states were seceding from the Union because they felt that the government (which at the time was run mostly by people from the North) was gaining too much power, and soon would have complete control over the Southern states. Starting with South Carolina, a total of eleven states seceded from the Union during this time period. The third cause of the Civil War was the taxes that were placed on many parts of the South. Taxes such as those placed on European goods imported to the South proved to be quite a burden for the people that lived down there, and this only further encouraged them to separate themselves from the Unio...
The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, or simply the Civil War in the United States, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865, after seven Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America . The states that remained in the Union were known as the "Union" or the "North". The war had its origin in the fractious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories. Foreign powers did not intervene. After four years of bloody combat that left over 600,000 soldiers dead and destroyed much of the South's infrastructure, the Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, and the difficult Reconstruction process of restoring national unity and guaranteeing rights to the freed slaves began.