The War Of The Civil War

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During the 1860s there were many issues and that the Southern and Northern states needed to work on. In 1861 hundreds of thousands of Americans volunteered to fight in the Civil War, also known as the First Modern War. The main causes of this war were the economic and social differences between the North and the South. These differences led to other fundamental issues such as slavery and its abolition. In addition to that as the war was coming to its end, federal authorities found themselves presiding over the transition from slavery to freedom.After the war, there was a 12-year period best known as the Reconstruction and the main goals that it had were to get the Confederate States back into the Union, to rebuilt the Southern economy…show more content…
As mentioned before, freedom was basically a lie, mainly because it did not have a direct or specific meaning in society. For some people freedom meant the absence of slavery, but for other people it also implied rights for the former slaves or at least equality. During the Reconstruction, the word ‘’freedom’’ became the main source of conflict and emerged new kinds of relations between the black and white southerners, but still with a lack of equality. At the same time, these relations were formed between blacks and the nation, with a new sense of unity, faith and hope. In document 1 of chapter 1: ‘’William Howard Day, an African American Minister, Salutes the Nation and a Monument to Abraham Lincoln. 1865’’, the word choices made by Day were fundamental on the description of the new nation: ‘’ We come to the National Capital-our Capital-with new hopes, new prospects, new joys, in view of the future and the past of the people...’’. Many African Americans including Day, saw the country as a whole entity, emphasizing it by calling the Capital ‘’their’’ Capital. In addition to that, the Civil War left the citizens with a new sense of equality, since it was fought by a mixed army, with white and colored men: ‘’To the white and colored soldiers of this war, led on as they were by our noble President and other officers...’’. Day represented the voice of a large
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