The Civil War: Grant Vs. Lee

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Even though Grant and Lee had to come together and not only sign, but agree to sign the papers to end the Civil War, they are very contrasting individuals. Lee was so passionate about stopping the war because he felt as if he was defending everything that had meaning in his life. In contrast, Grant wanted to stop the war because he wanted to see growth and expansion of the nation. In the image provided of both Grant and Lee, it reveals them shaking hands, which shows that these two Americans were civil with one another. However, it seems as if Lee stands tall and proud of the man he is and all he’s accomplished. Grant on the other hand, seems sort of hesitant and not as confident as Lee. It’s almost as if Grant looks up to Lee in a way that
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