The American Civil war To what extent was the American Civil War effective? Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History The Civil War, is a war between civilians, began due to the fear of the abolishment of slavery. Its purpose for the South was to continue slavery, while the North fought for the abolishment of slavery. When the United States was established by colonists and a constitution was created, the constitution did not abolish slavery, but incorporated compromises made by the men who crafted it. Some, especially Northerners who didn’t really adopt slavery had little slaves living there, apposed slavery, they were referred to as Abolitionists.
The war was due to a culmination of events ranging from the institution of slavery, its implications on society, and the economic impact slavery was having on society. The American Civil War was also due to an uneasy alliance between the Northern and Southern congressman that after many decades of compromise and conciliation, their bipartisanship failed and in their views there could be no more compromise. Arguably the North and South both believed that they were fighting a war against political oppression and the condemnation of a way of life, the North believed they were fighting for free economic expansion and later the emancipation of a people, while the South believed they were fighting for their own rights and way of life. The American Civil War was more than a war about slavery, and the extension of slavery; it was a war of states’ rights over federal, it was also a technological push for industrialization over the continuing agricultural mode of living. The war did not erupt in 1820 because a compromise was reached.
President Obama was tasked with giving a speech that not only openly acknowledged and recognized what happened in Selma but also shed light on how far the nation has come since then. He has to be able to unify the people in the belief that America has a brighter future ahead. Obama accomplished this feat by reiterating the events of the past, using anecdotes and appealing to the emotions of the crowd. His speech starts off with the story of what happened in Selma. He says, “In one afternoon fifty years ago, so much of our turbulent history – the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of
Why was the Civil War really fought???? It is a commonly held view that President Lincoln fought the Civil War to free the slaves. Based on the video, in depth reading, and what we have gone through so far in class I must ultimately refute this assertion. Around the years of 1850 to 1861 the division of the north and south proved to be unstable as to leading to four years of bloodshed. During this time 11 southern slave states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy, witch fought against all states allowing slavery (free states) known as the Union.
Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom I found thesis in Zinn’s “Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom” to be, “It would take either a full-scale slave rebellion or a full-scale war to end such a deeply entrenched system.” What Zinn is saying here is that in order for slavery to come to an end, something which may have a big impact on the United States would have to occur in order for a change to come about. Zinn speaks of many different aspects of slavery in this chapter. He begins of telling how many slaves and free blacks attempted to abolish slavery. Many of the incidents which occurred were of slaves uniting and rebelling against slave owners and masters a like. Many died to hands of whites for their participation in these rebellions.
He countered this by stating he will uphold the doctrine of states right. Most southerners distrusted him.. His victory in the election led to the secession of eleven southern states from the union leading to the formation of the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as its president. This was viewed by the US administrators as an act of treason. Hostilities were prompted in April of 1861 when the conferderationist attacked a US military installation at fort summer in South Carolina leading to Lincoln, who had been in office for only six weeks to call for each state to volunteer an army. He declared these acts of secession as illegal and asked Congress for 500,000 soldiers to crush what threatened to be an aggressive rebellion.
The officer informs through his correspondence with his wife through his letters that he has a number of slaves that are appointed do various chores related to plantation and household (McArthur and Burton 1996). According to James B. Griffin, the government of North was trying to take away their independence by imposing their antislavery laws on Southerners. He thinks that the North is trying to enslave the Southerners under its laws and regulations and that the Southerners will not be allowed to live their way of life because of several impositions by the North
Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was filmed in 1998. The time period of this movie is during World War II. Saving Private Ryan is one of the most famous war movies to date because of its accurate and realistic battles and actor performances. The very beginning sets the tone of the movie by starting with a very graphic and gruesome battle while you follow John Miller and his men trying to successfully achieve their goal. Throughout the movie you follow John Miller, Tom Hanks, as him and his men are to find the last brother of the Ryan family.
Violence played a huge role in the outcome of the Civil War. If abolitionists continued using moral-suasion to fight slavery, the outcome of the war would have been very different. “More than half a century after the violent end of slavery of Haiti they remained committed to the conservative tactic of moral suasion” (36). Eventually “American abolitionists had run out of patience” and realized that moral suasion was delaying abolishment, and other tactics were needed if they wanted to win the war against slavery (39). Like “the electric spark, which fired [Toussaint’s] soul” and inspired many
For example, King first uses allusion by referring to Abraham Lincoln and how, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Mentioning how Lincoln, one of the greatest American Presidents of all time, fought for Negros gives King authoritative appeal in his argument. This inspired people to fight against segregation, because it made people realize that respected historical figures fought for their rights in past years, and encouraged them to fight for themselves. Secondly, King uses allusion when he says, “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” By stating that the Founding Fathers created this country for the purpose guaranteeing all men, “the undeniable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” and by pointing out that the foundation of our country is freedom for all men, King inspires people to stand up for their rights, just as the colonists did many years ago. Lastly, at the end of his speech, King uses allusion when he declares that when white men and black men are equals, “This will be the day when all God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, ‘My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every