The Civil War And American History

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Rachel Lee Professor Salazar History 141 4 December 2014 The Civil War The Civil War is a war that happens within a country and in this case, the Civil War took place in the United States between the North and the South. The Civil War happened between the North and the South for various reasons. Both sides expected a short war with few casualties, and instead a little over 1 million soldiers died in the Civil War. After the war was over, the war left a huge impact on the modern world through the federal government, industry, American Nationalism, the women in the United States, religion, and philosophy. The Civil War is so important to American history because it changed and shaped our modern day economy and it happened right here on our home turf. The Civil War were four years of bloody and prolonged battles and both sides just assumed that the war would not change their societies dramatically and the Southerners were hoping and presuming that their plantations would continue to thrive. Meanwhile the Northerners were just hoping that the people in the South would soon realize their error and that they would be readmitted to the Union. However, given the circumstances of the impact on the modern world from the Civil War and the outcome of the war, these predictions that the people made were proven to be inaccurate. Both the North and South were expecting a short war and did not take the prospect of fighting all that seriously, but instead, the war lasted for four years and
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