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1,407 wordsIn a variety of ways, ranging from the popular movie Glory, to a planned memorial in Washington, D. C. , African-American soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War have begun to receive the praise and recognition they have long deserved. But there were other African-Americans who fought in the Civil War who have been largely forgotten -- those who fought on the side of the Confederacy. Throughout the entire war, the slaves worked as noncombatant soldiers. Working as cooks, launders,...
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1,266 wordsThe American Civil War was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. It was truly tragic in terms of material losses, financial losses, and irreplaceable human life. By January of 1865, the war that started nearly four years earlier was coming to an end. Federal (Union) armies were spread throughout the south and the Confederate Army had shrunk extremely in size. In the year before, the North had lost an enormous amount of lives, but had more tha...
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657 wordsThe Emancipation Proclamation led to the end of slavery, and is one of the most controversial documents in American history. Human slavery was the focus of political conflict in the United States from the 1830 s to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for presidency in 1860, personally abhorred slavery and was pledged to prevent it from spreading to western territories. At the same time he believed that the Constitution did not allow federal government...
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2,287 wordsMyths in "Gone With the Wind" Gone with the Wind is a movie loved by various audiences, this dramatic film shows what life was like in the South during the Civil War. While many of the events portrayed within the conceptual framework of the movie are historically accurate, overall several myths underlie the story line of Gone with the Wind. Among them, myths of the glorious old south and slavery are two most important ones. Within the scope of this research, we will elaborate on those two myths,...
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825 wordsReport on The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara When an author writes a book he has a message that he is trying to get across to the reader. This message is called a theme. In The Killer Angels Shaara? s theme was freedom for the slaves. The Northerners truly believed that the slaves deserved to be free, and their desire to set slaves free was the cause of the Civil War. Just before the Battle of Gettysburg, Colonel Lawrence Chamberlain of the 20 th Maine gave a speech to a group of mutineers. He ...
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2,442 wordsCivil War END OF A TRAGEDY THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding then of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield inthe closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and...
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1,815 wordsCIVIL WAR (A discussion of the turning points and major events) In this paper I shall discuss four points concerning the civil war in detail. The first issue addressed will be Professor Mcpherson's arguments in the text Ordeal by Fire and whether Antietam and Emancipation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, represent the three critical turning points in the Civil War. Second, I will rank the three points from greatest to least in terms of their importance on the Civil War. Third, I will add...
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3,615 wordsRobert E. Lee Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life ...
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1,302 wordsThe United States of America is these days the most powerful country in the world but back in 1861 the tide was different due to an incredible event in which 660, 000 (Encarta 1997 Encyclopedia) people died in a war which was just because of a difference in opinion. Throughout this essay I will talk briefly about how the civil war started then mainly what led to the end of this terrible event. The American civil war was a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the...
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1,051 wordsThe battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War (Johnson 84). The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the slowness of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeat (McPherson 25). The...
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2,518 wordsThe History of the Ku Klux Klan The KKK feeds on the hate and destruction of the world from this they grow. I. The Start A. Only Dream was to be the only one master race B. Began Accidentally after the civil war C. formed in the south due to the effects of the war D. In 1865 6 men from a small town in Tennessee formed the KKK E. At first the group want only to play pranks on people but the people were scared then they realized what they could do with those topics. F. The KKK then began to ride t...
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