Civil War Essays

The Use of Cooperating Groups in Teaching

Learning can be structured competitively, individually or cooperatively. Structure competitively, so that students work against each other. Individually, so that students work alone independently. Cooperatively, so that students work together in accomplishing shared learning goals. Recently, cooperative structure of teaching have earned wide acceptance due to its known positive gains. According to Johnson & Johnson (1992), Cooperative learning (CL) is an instructional method that makes use of small, heterogeneous groups of students who work together to achieve common learning goals….

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Slavery and Civil War Slaves

?Everyone knows about president Lincoln and the emancipation proclamation. How the north won the civil war and slavery was abolished. It is a nice thought. But it was not that easy. After the civil war slaves across the United States were granted their freedom. Being granted freedom and being free were two different things, many slaves would learn this the hard way. Freedmen and women were now on their own and had to face many obstacles. The biggest being racism….

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Primary Commodity Exports and Civil War

Fearon’s study particularly pertains to the evaluation on which particular countries are actually prone to undergoing situations such as civil wars. In this article, he along with his co-researchers found out certain elements that contribute to the increase of threat towards the possibility of a country undergoing a civil outburst. According to the said researchers, the most important issues that needs consideration on this part of the situation is the emergence of countries that are involved in primary commodity export…

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African Americans Civil War

This paper is fundamentally about the influence African Americans had on the Civil War. The subjects being addressed include black soldiers, the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass, religion, and the abolitionist movement. The integral importance of African Americans in the Civil War is that they changed the meaning and action of the war from being about unification to being about slavery, and the emancipation of slaves. In the areas of participating in the war in both battle and lecturing, the paper…

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The Factory System on the Rise of Labor Movements in the Period Before the Civil War

The factory system that developed in the early nineteenth century utilized new complex technology to manufacture consumer items on a large scale.  These products, traditionally produced by families in their homes or by small shops in a “cottage industry,” could now, by means of the machines and assembly lines of the factory system, be turned out of large facilities in standardized qualities, and by a mass of workers in tremendous volumes. These workers were pulled away from their farms and…

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Civil War and Reconstruction

Born September 28, 1941 in Eunice, Louisiana James L. Roark is a Stanford educated historian who has written countless texts on American History and the impact of the American Civil War, to include The American Promise: A History of the United States (2008), No Chariot Let Down: Charleston’s Free People on the Eve of the Civil War (2001) and Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South (1986). He is a currently a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor…

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Civil War

The revived Ku Klux Klan was merely the most obvious and sinister symptom of general and widespread discrimination. The new Ku Klux Klan opposed many more groups than the blacks opposed by the first Ku Klux Klan. The first Ku Klux Klan group only discriminated against blacks and they weren’t known as the most discriminating group unlike the revived Ku Klux Klan. The revived group of the Ku Klux Klan not only discriminated African Americans, but Immigrants, Catholics, and Jews…

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The North and South of the Civil War

The United States Civil War started when civil unrest in the South led to political desires to secede from the Union. During a time of unrest due to slavery, the North and South were divided about which direction the nation should proceed. The North and South each had their own relative strengths and weaknesses such as total population, size of army’s, industrial capacity, resources, communication abilities, and military training. In 1860, there were a total of 32 million Americans and…

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Women During the Civil War

Women during the Civil War helped as nurses, cooks, solider, and spies. Women in the North also worked for the United States Sanitary Commission. “The primary national relief organization, coordinating donations to the Union. ” The role southern women played during the Civil War was also to cook, be spies, the duties of the man while in his absence. “Women worked in munitions plants, as clerks in government offices, and as a sales force in retail businesses. ” Clara Barton…

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Civil War_ the Second Revolution

The Civil War is one of the most integral events in American history. It was responsible in shaping the United States to its present political and social structure. It is definitely a war, but can it be considered as the country’s second revolution? Indeed, it is. This essay aims to discuss how and why the Civil War is the second revolution, and whether the Reconstruction was a failure or success of that revolution. A political revolution is distinguished by the…

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Literature Changes During the Civil War

When the country was still quite young and change was ever-imminent, our great America wasn’t always so great. This budding country lacked its own culture, and every single work produced by its inhabitants was rooted to an earlier version from its mother Britain. Much of our nation was devoid of literary culture and education. We were often looked down upon by other countries flourishing with their own trademark foods, goods, and customs. Very few prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo…

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American Civil War

Many sources claim that the American Civil War is one of the most frequently written about topic in American history, and in that, the individuals who led both sides of the epic struggle have been immortalized in print as well. A pivotal work that meets both of these criteria is “A Long Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy”, by Michael B. Ballard. In writing this book, Ballard sought not only to provide a factual account of…

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American Factory System Before the Civil War

The introduction of the factory system into the United States brought economic prosperity to many urban cities. The factory system increased the market for manufactured goods and export products. This generally caused a population boom in many urban centers such as New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston. New methods of transportations were introduced to facilitate the increasing flow of goods and labor among states. Trade with European countries also increased as the number of exports skyrocketed. In essence, the factory…

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What Caused Secession

With no doubt was the secession of the eleven southern states a very important event in our country’s history. Resulting in Civil War, which lasted four years, leaving over one-half million deaths, destruction, and great sectional hatred, has affected our country till today. The great question is what caused the southern states to secede? If slavery truly was the culprit behind this, if it was to what extent was it? Was the person leading our country at the time in…

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Identifying the Major Causes of the Civil War

The civil war happened between the years 1861 and 1865 when the history of the United States was still very young. It was a very costly war, leading to over 600000 casualties. Its origin can be traced to a number of causes, which I identify in this essay. First of all, there were tension between the North and the South due to economic and social differences (Catton, 1988). The economy of the south depended mainly on plantation agriculture, growing commercial…

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