Impact Of War On The United States

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Izaak J. Rodriguez Professor Leon History 101 Impact of War on the United States Wars have impacted the United States greatly on both beneficial and detrimental standards. Throughout the history of the United States this idea of war has played a significant role in the emergence of this prominent country. A politician’s standing policy on the concept of war has held great impact on the political spectrum, many voters hold strong views on war. Some argue we should enact a policy of isolationism, through this we can focus more on the issues within United States instead of other nations. On the other hand many claim being in war is beneficial because we can hold impact on surrounding countries and though wars recreate revenue and jobs…show more content…
When Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln advocated against the spread of slavery in the newer territories, the southern states were alarmed. The southern states opting to succeed from the north when President Lincoln was sworn in was what finally caused action from the north, beginning the Civil War in 1861. The war itself lasted longer than what was expected, going on for about four years and only ended at General Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865 in Appomattox Court House. Positive outlasting effects this war held on the nation came from the changes made during the Reconstruction Era which followed the war itself. The Civil War is significant because it served to restore the union and reunite the confederacy with the northern states. The very idea of fighting in order to preserve ‘a more perfect union’ worked to establish sentiments of patriotism through the country. In addition, the amendments passed during the Reconstruction Era served as the first steps on the road of gaining equality for African-Americans. The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments directly worked to enhance the status of African Americans and other minorities. These amendments promised abolishment of ‘slavery and involuntary servitude’, it guaranteed citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States, and assured voting rights to all citizens. Amendments which later played a
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