American Civil War Essays (Examples)

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Why Did The Union Win The Civil War

Pages: 1 (344 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:72012675

Union Victory
There were several factors that led to a Union victory in the civil War. One of the most important ones was Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This not only liberated all slaves in Confederate held states so long as … held states so long as they agreed to fight for the Union, it also made slavery one of the primary issues of the war from that point on. This was especially important for the South’s hope of foreign assistance from England. England had already banned slavery and … of foreign assistance from England. England had already banned slavery and so now that Lincoln had made slavery the main issue of the war through his Proclamation, England could not very well lend support to the South—because then it would essentially be lending support to slavery.
Another … then it would essentially be lending support to slavery.
Another vital factor in the……

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References

Foote, S. (1958). The Civil War: Ft. Sumter to Perryville. NY: Random House.

 

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McCarthyism Fear Of The Red Menace And The Cold War

Pages: 1 (336 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:response paper Document #:76945842

Cold War’s Impact on american Life
As John David Skrentny points out, the Cold War helped to remove some of the obstacles that prevented African american from obtaining their civil rights in the 20th century. The Communists of the Soviet Union used american racism as a cudgel with which to browbeat America for its hypocritical values and so-called freedom. America was essentially forced to respond by … which to browbeat America for its hypocritical values and so-called freedom. America was essentially forced to respond by adopting a more liberal stance towards equal rights and to pursue a policy and culture of desegregation.
Middle class white american were shaped by the Cold War in other ways: rather than open up for them an avenue of social advancement as it did for African american, many middle class white american became fearful and paranoid about the Red Menace, and they turned to leaders……

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References

Kennedy, John F. “Speech, 22 October 1962.” https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkcubanmissilecrisis.html

Skrentny, John David. "The effect of the Cold War on African-American civil rights: America and the world audience, 1945-1968." Theory and Society 27.2 (1998): 237-285.

 

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Impact Of Class Gender Ethnicity Culture And Politics As They Relate

Pages: 2 (676 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:33285446

… judge by their actions. Even though Thomas Paine (1791) had identified the “Rights of Man” in his treatise by the same name, the american were not really interested in applying Enlightenment philosophy to its fullest, for they still wished to deny the Negro his fair share of … for they still wished to deny the Negro his fair share of equality. Slavery persisted for nearly another century and it took the civil War to bring that issue to the fore, with the Great Emancipator finally taking the first steps in freeing slaves in states still occupied … in freeing slaves in states still occupied by the Rebels of the South. However, Emancipation Proclamation was still hardly the turning point in African-american relations that was needed—and Lincoln himself had been working on a plan that would see the slaves deported to a new black state … did not establish equal……

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Declaration of Independence. (1776). Retrieved from  http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/compare.html 

Guelzo, A. C. (2000). Lincoln and the Abolitionists. The Wilson Quarterly, 24(4), 58-70.

O’Sullivan, J. (1845). Annexation. United States Magazine and Democratic Review, 17(1), 5-10.

Paine, T. (1791). The rights of man. Retrieved from  https://www.ushistory.org/Paine/rights/ 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

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Principles Of American Democracy

Pages: 11 (3277 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:49458393

Why american Democracy Has Failed and Why the Anti Federalists were Right
Introduction
The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, asserted that “all men are … the early 1900s, and President Wilson, who wanted support from the public for entry into WW1. The Women’s Movement had been opposed to war but it also wanted Congressional support for suffrage. Wilson promised that if Chapman threw support behind the war, he would move Congress to support an amendment to the Constitution to grant women the right to vote.[endnoteRef:4] In this manner, through backroom … and questionable reversals of principle, human rights were gradually protected by the US Constitution. What this shows, however, is that the ideal of american Democracy was not always in alignment with the reality of democracy in America. [2: Declaration of Independence. (1776). Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript] [3: Rousseau, … for granted. As Lynn Hunt points out, one of the……

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Declaration of Independence.  (1776).  Retrieved from  https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript 

Rousseau, J.  (2018). Retrieved from  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rousseau/ 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 1.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 5.

National Assembly. “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 26 August 1789.” Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.  http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/exhibits/show/liberty--equality--fraternity/item/3216 

Foote, S.  (1958).  The Civil War:  Ft. Sumter to Perryville.  NY:  Random House.

Brutus No. 1. (1787).   http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus01.htm

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Brown V Board Of Education And Civil Rights Moment By Michael Klarman

Pages: 6 (1764 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Essay Document #:64441378

The thesis of Klarman’s Brown v Board of Education and the civil Rights Moment is that Brown v. Board of Education was a pivotal and massively important moment in american history—but not for the reasons that are typically given. The common understanding of Brown v. Board of Education is that it ended segregation … by bringing up the dominant theme of the book—racism—which Klarman points out had remained “strong in the North in the years after the civil War.”[footnoteRef:2] Racism was not just a regional issue; rather, it had been entrenched in american politics throughout the country and to a large degree it was institutionalized. The Jim Crow Era was proof of the institutionalization of racism … The Jim Crow Era was proof of the institutionalization of racism and even at the Supreme Court level, the justices were sympathetic more towards “the white southerners, ‘who are to be coerced out……

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Bibliography

Cripps, Thomas and and David Culbert. “The Negro Soldier (1944): Film Propaganda in Black and White.” American Quarterly Vol. 31, No. 5, Special Issue: Film and American Studies (Winter, 1979), pp. 616-640: The Josh Hopkins University Press.

German, Kathleen M. Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War 2. University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

Klarman, Michael. Brown v Board of Education and the Civil Rights Moment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Frederick Douglass Civil Reforms In United States

Pages: 8 (2314 words) Sources: 11 Document Type:Essay Document #:42698748

… and becoming one of the key leaders and advocates for the abolition of Slavery in the United States. He revered by the African american community and american in general for his fight against slavery. Long after his death, U.S. civil Rights Movement leaders referred to him in their speeches and used his fight to inspire american to fight for the rights of African american. This paper looks at the life of Fredrick Douglass and his massive contributions to the abolitionist movement and women's suffrage in the U.S. … the U.S. The paper particularly focuses on Fredrick Douglass' works and the works of other authors that mention or focus on him.
Contributions towards abolition movement
Fredrick Douglass published many books and letters in support of the abolitionist movement. His works and speeches were primarily arguments against … show that slavery is unjust, immoral, ungodly, unnatural, and cruel. He made his……

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Works cited

Douglass, Frederick. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Civil Rights Case.\\\\\\\\\\\\" speech at Lincoln Hall, Washington, DC 22 (1883): 1950-75.

Douglass, Frederick. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Frederick Douglass: Selected speeches and writings (1852): 188-206.

DuBois, Ellen Carol. Feminism and suffrage: The emergence of an independent women\\\\\\\\\\\\'s movement in America, 1848-1869. Cornell University Press, 1978.

Fredrickson, George M. Racism: A short history. Princeton University Press, 2002.

Gooding-Williams, Robert. In the shadow of Du Bois: Afro-modern political thought in America. Harvard University Press, 2009.

Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. Penguin, 1999.

Lee, Maurice S., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

McCarthy, Thomas. Race, empire, and the idea of human development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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Effects Of Domestic Violence On African American Women

Pages: 5 (1381 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:75342722

Effects of Domestic Violence on African- american Women: Opinion Paper
Issue and History of the Issue
Young women are primary victims of domestic violence and it has been estimated that … violence in the U.S. (NCADV, 2017). This issue is therefore one that is quite serious, but it is one that particularly impacts the African-american community. African-american women struggle particularly because the African-american family has suffered for decades in the U.S. because of a number of issues—from the incarceration of black men to such an extent … when black women were used and abused by their Masters on plantations (Franklin, 2000). That tradition of neglect and violence has continued in american culture to this day.
Prevalence/Trends
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2017), 40% of black women experience violence from a partner. … experience violence from a partner. According to Rennison and Welchans (2000) the numbers are even……

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Adorno, T., & Horkheimer, M. (2007). The culture industry: Enlightenment as mass deception. Stardom and celebrity: A reader, 34.

Bandura, A. (2018). Toward a psychology of human agency: Pathways and reflections.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 130-136.

Bent-Goodley, T.B. (2001). Eradicating domestic violence in the African American community: A literature review and action agenda. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A Review Journal, 2,316-330.

Franklin, D.L. (2000). What\\\\\\'s love got to do with it? Understanding and healing the rift Between Black men and women. New York: Simon and Schuster

NCADV. (2017). Statistics. Retrieved from  https://ncadv.org/statistics 

Institute for Women’s Policy Research. (2017). Violence Against Black Women – Many Types, Far-reaching Effects. Retrieved from https://iwpr.org/violence-black-women-many-types-far-reaching-effects/

Jones, F. (2014). Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence. Retrieved from  https://time.com/3313343/ray-rice-black-women-domestic-violence/ 

Lee, C. (2017). Inside Whitney Houston’s Violent Marriage to Bobby Brown. Retrieved from  https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-whitney-houstons-violent-marriage-to-bobby-brown

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Should Reparations Be Paid To Native Americans And African Americans

Pages: 6 (1855 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:86662683

Should Reparations be Paid to Native american and African american?
Today, there are approximately 3.4 million Native american and 40 million African american in the United States (U.S. people, 2019), and virtually all of these individuals have ancestors that unfairly suffered at the hands of the … governments at some point in the nation’s history. The research topic of interest to this paper concerns the issue of reparations for certain american minority groups that have suffered hundreds of years of injustice at the hands of the U.S. government. In this regard, the research question … of injustice at the hands of the U.S. government. In this regard, the research question that will guide this analysis is, “Should Native american and African american be paid reparations?” The overarching thesis that shaped the answer to this guiding research question as was follows: Historical injustices including genocide, oppression, … of millions of people……

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Bradford, W. (2004). Beyond reparations: An American Indian theory of justice. Ohio State Law Journal.

Flavin, F. E. (2002, Winter). A pox on Amherst: Smallpox, Sir Jeffery, and a town named Amherst. Historical Journal of Massachusetts, 30(1), 1-5.

Forrester, K. (2019). Reparations, history and the origins of global justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Gilmore, B. & Adams, H. (2019). The case for a reparations clinic. Michigan State Law Review.

Howard-Hassmann, R. E. (2004). Reparations to Africa and the group of eminent persons. Cahiers d’étudesafricaines.

Lenzerini, F. (2007). Reparations for indigenous peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lockhart, P. (2019, June 19). The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained. Vox. Retrieved from  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/11/18246741/  reparations-democrats-2020-inequality-warren-harris-castro.

Loewen, J. W. (1995). Lies my teacher told me. New York: The New Press.

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War On Drugs

Pages: 1 (339 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:91374995

Fighting the Drug War
What is the most significant problem facing the criminal justice system today? Why?
The fact that using recreational drugs is illegal in the … criminal justice system today? Why?
The fact that using recreational drugs is illegal in the United States has always been controversial from a civil rights standpoint. But it is also controversial because of the disproportionate effect it has had upon communities of color. Individuals of African-american and Latino ancestry are penalized at a rate far greater and more severely for drug crimes than their white counterparts—prosecutors are twice more … against individuals of color for drug crimes, and 80% of individuals in federal prison are either Black or Latino (“Race and the Drug War,” 2018). Discrimination in the prosecution of the drug war has also had an indirect effect upon the electoral policy of the United States, given that one in 13……

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Race and the drug war. (2018). Drug Policy Alliance. Retrieved from:  https://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/race-and-drug-war 

Resing, C. (2018). Marijuana legalization is a racial justice issue. ACLU. Retrieved from: https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/drug-law-reform/marijuana-legalization- racial-justice-issue

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Blacks And The Reconstruction

Pages: 3 (982 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:31905866

… Douglass had hoped to see Yankee law prevail. Reconstruction floundered and racism persisted. This paper will show how the goals of Reconstruction regarding African-american were not achieved by 1900 because of a failure of the federal government to oversee effectively the Era of Reconstruction and to eradicate … became known as the Great Migration, as whole families of freed blacks flocked north to the cities to find work and shelter. African american found themselves unwanted everywhere they went.
In conclusion, Reconstruction failed to achieve its goals because nothing was done to reduce the animosity that … they went.
In conclusion, Reconstruction failed to achieve its goals because nothing was done to reduce the animosity that the old aristocracy felt towards the new radical Republicans who supported the federal government’s program. The Old South was still bitter about the war—and that “south will rise again” feeling was evident in the……

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Works Cited

A&E. “Carpetbaggers and Scalawags.” History, 2018. https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/carpetbaggers-and-scalawags

Douglass, Frederick. “Reconstruction.” The Atlantic, 1866.  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1866/12/reconstruction/304561/ 

Guelzo, Allen. Reconstruction Didn\\\\'t Fail. It Was Overthrown. Time, 2018.  http://time.com/5256940/reconstruction-failure-excerpt/ 

McBride, Alex. “Plessy v. Ferguson.” Thirteen, 2007.  https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_plessy.html 

Johnson, Andrew. “A Proclamation.” Digital History, 1865.  http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/reconstruction/section4/section4_pardon1.html 

Lincoln, Abraham. Second Inaugural Address, 1865.  http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln2.a sp

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