A Brief Note On The American Civil War

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Vanessa Astorga
Mrs. V
History 101
19 April 2017
Civil War
The American Civil War, that took place from 1861 to 1865, marked one of the most important changes in American history, it was fought between the Union and the Confederate States of America. A total of even southern states that left the Union to form their own country in order to protect the institution of slavery. The Civil War transformed the country’s economy, politics, women, African Americans, along with major breakthroughs in technology. The war increased northern prosperity, whereas the South 's entire society quickly collapsed. The war 's impact on northern society was positive, which led to an advancement in all aspects of northern life.
The Union 's economy held an
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In addition, 90% of the nation 's skilled workers were in the North”( Arrington). The north’s lust economy dominated over the country that help rebuild the United States as a country.
The Union developed their own country in order to abolish the institution of slavery. The union was not going to allow the confederates to practice slavery. Many northern states favored the abolition of slavery. The southerners favored the institution of slavery and favored the power of state governments over the federal government. This caused a split in political parties and led to the formation of new parties in the United States. The Constitutional Union Party rose and was formed by former Whigs. The Constitutional Union Party 's stance held in preserving the union by refusing to take sides on slavery. When it became obvious that support for the party was weak, many in the Constitutional Union Party attempted to join with Northern Democrats who supported appeasement. The United States defeated the Confederate States and abolished slavery nationwide.("America 's Reconstruction People and Politics After the Civil War").
During the Civil War, American women want to find a way to contribute to the war. Women in the North and South joined as volunteers and signed up to work as nurses. It was the first time in American history that women were allowed to
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