Essay about The American Civil War

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The American Civil War was from 1861 to 1865 it was a civil war between the United States of America and the Southern slave states of the newly-formed Confederate States of America under Jefferson Davis. The Union included all of the free states and the five slaveholding border states and was led by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. Republicans opposed the expansion of slavery into territories owned by the United States, and their victory in the presidential election of 1860 resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office. The Union rejected secession, regarding it as rebellion. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military…show more content…
Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House in April 1865. The war, the deadliest in American history, caused 620,000 soldier deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties, ended slavery in the United States, restored the Union by settling the issues of nullification and secession and strengthened the role of the Federal government. However, issues affected by the war's unresolved social, political, economic and racial tensions continue to shape contemporary American thought. The Civil War Memorial, in Sycamore, Illinois, it is located in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse on a public square, it was shown in 1896 and dedicated in 1897. The monument is constructed from a combination of marble, masonry and the metal used for the sculpted copper and masonry soldiers. The structure also incorporated wood into its design. The front facade is adorned with a marble plate engraved with an excerpt from U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, also marble faced, are emblazoned with the names of major battles and campaigns of the war.

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