How the Civil War Shaped the Nation's View Descriptive Essay by Nicky

How the Civil War Shaped the Nation's View
Discusses how the Civil War shaped the Nation's View
# 148861 | 2,317 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 10, 2011 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865) , Military (Military History)

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Taking a wide view of the civil war, this paper begins with a look at the many causes behind the conflict. Continuing on, it discusses how the war shaped or change the country and how those lasting effects can still be felt today. It discusses the reconstruction process, how class divisions were created and takes a last look at all the great things the war did for the nation.

From the Paper:

"It cannot be said that slavery started the Civil War, but its impact on economy, politics, and society has proven to be very significant in the development of America in during the 19th century. In order to understand America's support of slavery in the South, the role that the cotton economy played must be looked at. The South was very much submersed in agriculture which the Northeast was mostly industrial. The slave labor in the south kept huge plantations of cotton growing prosperously on a wide assortment of soils. The cotton industry doubled every decade for 40 consecutive years, from 1820 to 1860. This quickly created a demand for more land and more slaves to work that land. Due to the high profits that cotton plantations afforded, those who capitalized on slavery typically achieved the roles of economic, social, and political leadership. As slavery and the cotton economy grew in the South, they argued more strongly with the North that their society was better (Ferland, 2009)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Civil War Overview." 2008. Son of the South. 26 April 2009 <>
  • Ferland, R.W. 2009. 26 April 2009 <>
  • "Leaders of the Civil War." n.d. The Civil War for Kids. 26 April 2009 <>
  • "Legacies." n.d. The American Civil War Center. 27 April 2009 <>

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