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The Civil War

August 19, 2018

The difference between the Civil War and the Revolutionary War was about how to make America exist to begin with in the years 1776-1783. The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. The United States was either a lot of separate states or one nation with a unified government. https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/brief-overview-american-civil-war. In addition, the Civil War took 625,000 lives on American soil. The Civil War actually started over legal battles as to whether or not slavery would continue as an institution. This is in fact, where we as a nation inherited all of our present day racism against people of color.



Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 as a candidate then labeled Republican, who would try to amend slavery by abolishing it in Northern states, all while 7 states in the Deep South split from the union. The Civil War actually got started April 12th, 1861 when the Confederate Army claimed Fort Sumter as their own, even as four more states seceded from the union to the Confederacy. At the end of 1861, you had a million armed men confronting each other in a line that stretched 1200 miles, from Virginia to Missouri. From 1826 to 1865, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia fought off invasions by the Union Army of the Potomac. Ulysses S. Grant was the general who won the war since Grant beat Lee at Appomattox in April 1865. By the spring of 1865, all Confederate Armies had surrendered.

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