April 02, 1865, one of the most strategic Southern Generals, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 Confederate Soldiers to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. At the Battle of Appomattox in northern Virginia, General Lee gave up the Confederate’s capital of Richmond. (Farmer, 2016) This has been marked throughout history as the end of the Civil War. The war was over before it ever began. Not to make this sound all one sided, meaning that the Union had all the advantages. The Confederate Army had many of their own advantages. The South was made up of 750,000 square miles, which held most of the Army’s War Colleges. Southern gentleman made for better Soldiers as a results of them being all farmers, hunters, and generally avid outdoorsmen. (Farmer, 2016) These advantages were nothing compared to the upper hand the Union used to outlast the South.
Was there a New South after the Civil War? What elements marked or did not mark the New South? After the Civil War, the South was in a state of political turmoil, social chaos, and economic decline. Contrary to popular belief, Northerners did not subject Southerners to unethical or inhumane
Frederick Douglass once said “What a change now greets us! The Government is aroused, the dead North is alive, and its divided people united…The cry now is for war, vigorous war, war to the bitter end, and war till the traitors are effectually and permanently put down” (Allen, 2005). In
Each of the persons ,John Brown, Stephen Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln, with their own niche roles contributed greatly to the coming and the inevitability of the Civil War. Lincoln being chief among these people in respects to importance to the coming of the Civil War was a huge catalyst to the civil war through his election to presidency without the votes of a single southern state, and his debates with Stephen Douglas. Douglas was another large part of the fruition of the Civil War through his Compromise of 1850, and the Douglas-Lincoln debates which lead to Lincoln winning the election. John Brown while not contributing to the coming of the war as Lincoln or Douglas still played his role by becoming a martyr for the Republican-Abolitionist cause. Each person while contributing unique aspects to the onslaught that was the Civil War had one thing in common, they all progressed it 's coming heavily making the Civil War almost inevitable.
The Civil War: Then and Now The Civil War that occurred was one of the darkest times in our history as a country. It was a time where there was a complete breakdown of social and political systems. Hundreds of thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands more were aversely affected. However, it was also a time of remembrance and significant moral progress. It is remembered as the turning point in American History and would be the foundation for the Civil Rights movement many years later.
Essay A -1 Although the horrors of the American Civil War and Reconstruction within Indian Territory were fresh. Yet, the presence of Indian Territory changed drastically between 1865 and 1889, because of the “Second Trail of Tears”, the unrest of the Southern Plains tribes of western Indian Territory, and the impact of U.S. Polices on Indian Territory.
Post-civil war the torn nation juggles wide ranges of emotions as they attempt to piece together the shattered unity but didn’t know how to go about doing so. President Lincoln had great plans for the reconstruction but was killed before he could put them into action. He was murdered by John Booth at Ford Theater and passed the next morning. Lincoln’s Vice-president, Andrew Johnson, took over and became the new president. Johnson and Congress argued about how to go about the reconstruction and in the end Congress enacted their own laws and amendments that strengthened the federal government. Freedmen weren’t truly free after the Civil war ended, free in name only. Ex-Confederates were less than the Northerners and didn’t get the rights
Without Compromise The issue with compromise is that it must give each party the sense they have won something or at least not suffer a total loss. Why then, did the Compromises of 1820 and 1850 not prevent the Civil War? Because neither set of laws directly addressed the right to own slaves. A country cannot have two sets of laws for two different regions. As we have seen with segregation and gay rights, deferring to states’ laws only works to delay addressing the issue at hand. While no one can say the Civil War was solely caused by the divisive issue of slavery, it is safe to say the North and South were polarized. The Civil War had to happen to force the country to stop compromising and declare a winner and a single set of rules to live by.
Wyatt Earp was born march 19, 1848 in Monmouth Illinois. Wyatt was the fourth of nicholas and virginia ann earp. He had two older brother James and Virgil and older sister martha. He also had a older half brother Newton. Wyatt also had two younger brothers warren and morgan and
As a raging crisis was emerging, moderates and unionists were attempting to create a great compromise that would settle such issues. On January 29, 1850, Henry Clay has written a compromise and presented it to the Senate. The document consisted of admitting California as a free-state, the formation of territorial governments, and the abolition of slavery. Instead of a peaceful settlement, the resolutions launched a raging debate for seven months. As time went by, there has been numerous of events and court cases that led to the Civil War. The Compromise of 1850 was just the beginning of a series of debates in regards to slavery.
Contrabands was a term established during the Civil War, by General Benjamin Butler. It was given to “slaves who had escaped to the Union or were captured by the Unions troops”(220). Additionally, the were considered enemy property by the Union. Union troops did not free them, but they did not reenslave them either. Instead, the Union put them to work, fed, clothed, and housed the slaves. They also still were not permitted to go and come as they pleased. However, on August 6th, 1861 congress passed the First Confiscation Act. This clarified the status of runaway’s slaves and it allowed federal forces to obtain any property that belong to the Confederates used in the war. In addition, this act declared that slaves who were used by their masters
The Trent Affair The Trent Affair was an international diplomatic incident that took place in November of 1861. This event brought the United States and Great Britain very close to war. The American Civil War was taking place during this time. On November 8th the USS San Jacinto and its Union commander Captain Charles Wilkes intercepted a British mail package from aboard the British naval vessel the RMS Trent. The confederate president Jefferson Davis used this ship in an attempt to gain support in the war against the north, The Union.
The Road to Disunion What caused the Civil War? To many, this is a simple question to answer; slavery was the cause of the Civil War. However, there was more than just slavery that led the Union to the Civil War. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was significantly influential to that start of the Civil War because of the hypothetical repeal of the Missouri Compromise, the issues with voting, and Bleeding Kansas.
The aftermath of the Civil War shook the nation. A new way of life was beginning for the people of America. A way of life that was beautiful and free to some and absolutely devastating to the rest. The country had changed and nobody did a better job at documenting this change than the authors. The authors used this new world to explore new and unique stories as well as capturing what it was actually like living in the post-Civil War times. This paper will examine post-Civil War Literature and its importance to documenting this period in history.
The Civil War left a country divided not only by property lines and borders but by beliefs as well. Not just religious beliefs, moral beliefs also. It left both sides, north and south struggling, trying to figure out what their next move towards reuniting the divided America was going to be. The period following the end of the Civil War would become known as the “Reconstruction Era.” An era that raised just as many questions as it did answers. A reconstruction of America that seems to carry on many decades later.