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……



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


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Frederick Douglass Civil Reforms In United States

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

… United States. He revered by the African American community and Americans 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 Americans to fight for the rights of African … the U.S. The paper particularly focuses on Fredrick Douglass' works and the works of other authors that mention or focus on him.
Contributions war abolition movement
Fredrick Douglass published many books and letters in support of the abolitionist movement. His works and speeches were primarily arguments against … expanded his arguments as the tension between the Union and the Southern states increased over the issue of slavery and trade before the civil war (Sundstrom). According to Douglass, the main intention of his articles and speeches and books was to expose to everyone how evil slavery was … founding documents. He also……


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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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 … 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 … The Jim Crow Era was proof of the institutionalization of racism and even at the Supreme Court level, the justices were sympathetic more war “the white southerners, ‘who are to be coerced out of segregation,’ than with blacks, ‘who are coerced into it.’”[footnoteRef:3] The decision rendered in … However, they were concerned that they might be moving too far too fast. [2: Michael Klarman, Brown……



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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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 … 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 voters are denied their … 13 voters are denied their right to vote because of laws that prevent individuals with felony convictions……



Race and the drug war. (2018). Drug Policy Alliance. Retrieved from: 

Resing, C. (2018). Marijuana legalization is a racial justice issue. ACLU. Retrieved from: racial-justice-issue

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Adapting To War Time

Pages: 1 (307 words) Document Type:Essay Document #:48641262

The U.S. adapted to war needs during WWII by mobilizing people for war (drafting and enlisting men to be soldiers), opening factors to build machines for war, raising funding for the war by introducing war bonds, and relying on volunteers to help civil defense government programs. The Office of civil Defense was established to help keep communities safe. The civil Air Patrol was started to empower civil to patrol the borders and coasts. Women also started working in factories to support the war effort while the men were off training and fighting. Immigrants from Mexico were also brought in to help with the farming. Even the … help with the farming. Even the black community, which beforehand had continued to be marginalized under Jim Crow, was recruited to join the war effort and enlist as soldiers. The film The Negro Soldier was a big hit during WWII as it……

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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 Americans 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 … which to browbeat America for its hypocritical values and so-called freedom. America was essentially forced to respond by adopting a more liberal stance war equal rights and to pursue a policy and culture of desegregation.
Middle class white Americans 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 Americans, many middle class … the Communist party or for not giving up names to the government of people suspected of being a Communist. The threat of nuclear war also frightened many……



Kennedy, John F. “Speech, 22 October 1962.”

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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1864 And Grant S Union Military Strategy

Pages: 2 (729 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:37058466

… Armies, shifting the Union’s military strategy and leading to some key victories. But the Union also faced setbacks in this phase of the war. In this discussion you will discuss the Union’s strategies in 1864 as well as their successes and failures.
Consider the following in a … least 550 words:
• How was the Union military strategy in 1864 successful and unsuccessful in the eastern and western theaters of the war?
The military strategy of Ulysses S. Grant and the leadership of President Lincoln are widely credited for the success of the Union Army … strategy of Ulysses S. Grant and the leadership of President Lincoln are widely credited for the success of the Union Army during the civil war. But Grant’s strategy at the time was not viewed as an uncomplicated success, despite some eventual, notable victories over his Confederate opponents. According ……



Brooks, R. (2017). What were the major strategies of the Civil War? Civil War Saga. Retrieved from: 

Pearlman, M. (2016). Union at risk: How Lincoln and Grant nearly lost the war in 1864. Civil War Times. Retrieved from: in-1864.htm

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Evaluating The Ideology Of The IRA

Pages: 9 (2717 words) Sources: 15 Document Type:Essay Document #:29993032

The Tactics of the British Intelligence against the IRA
History of the IRA
The Provisional IRA formed in response to a war between the Irish Republican Army and the British state in Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1998. The IRA or what is commonly referred … flaunt on the surface of things, though it was a strategy supported in ways behind the scenes.
The Troubles began in 1969 as war broke out between the Irish nationalists and the unionists, the former mainly Catholic and the latter mainly Protestant. Violence against nationalists had occurred … British but was arrested in Dublin in 1972. He went on a hunger strike, and because he was popular his strike caused further civil disturbances. After his release in 1973, he was barred from re-entry into the IRA and his influence waned from that point on. Eventually, … state to withdraw fully from Northern Ireland by……



Bamford, B. (2005). The Role and Effectiveness of Intelligence in Northern Ireland. Intelligence and National Security, 20(4), 581-607.

Branch, S., Shallcross, L., Barker, M., Ramsay, S., & Murray, J. P. (2018). Theoretical Frameworks That Have Explained Workplace Bullying: Retracing Contributions Across the Decades. Concepts, Approaches and Methods, 1-44.

Coogan, T. P. (2002). The IRA. New York: Palgrave.

Hilton, J. L., & Von Hippel, W. (1996). Stereotypes. Annual review of psychology, 47(1), 237-271.

IRA Green Book. (1977). Accessed 14 Dec 2015 from

Lumen. (2019). Theoretical perspectives on deviance. Retrieved from

Maloney, E. (2010). Voices from the Grave: Two Men’s War in Ireland. NY: Faber, Faber.

McLeod, S. (2008) Social Identity Theory. Simply Psychology. Retrieved from

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Principles Of American Democracy

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

… 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 … for granted. As Lynn Hunt points out, one of the big questions over right was the issue of voting—the distinction between political and civil rights: “Political rights guaranteed equal participation; civil rights guaranteed equal treatment before the law in matters concerning marriage, property, and inheritance.”[endnoteRef:5] Today, the assumption is that people should have both … rights guaranteed equal treatment before the law in matters concerning marriage, property, and inheritance.”[endnoteRef:5] Today, the assumption is that people should have both civil and political rights and……



Declaration of Independence.  (1776).  Retrieved from 

Rousseau, J.  (2018). Retrieved from 

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.

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

Brutus No. 1. (1787).

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Canadian Reciprocity Treaty Of 1854

Pages: 10 (2920 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:Essay Document #:12980829

… of railroads to increase connectivity between various important towns and regions; the significant development witnessed in the border Great Lakes region and the civil war. The main exports of the Canadian colonies included coal, livestock, meat, flour, and grain (Gerriets & Gwyn, 1996).
History of Canada-US relations around … imposed high duties on corn imports into Great Britain and its territories. The repeal of Corn Laws was the first step Britain took war free trade. It was what made the United States try and reach an agreement with the country over fishing rights off the Canadian … 1892; Hinton, 2013)
The treaty was finalized and signed in 1854. As per this treaty, the British North American colonies, including Newfoundland, Prince war Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Old Canada and the United States, eliminated duties imposed on many primary products. Among the primary products … it did not last……



Ankli, R. E. (1971). The reciprocity treaty of 1854. The Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d\\\\\\\\\\\\'Economique, 4(1), 1-20.

Gerriets, M., & Gwyn, J. (1996). Tariffs, trade, and reciprocity: Nova Scotia, 1830-1866. Acadiensis, 25(2), 62-81.

Haynes, F. E. (1892). The Reciprocity treaty with Canada of 1854 (Vol. 7, No. 6). Baltimore, Md.: American Economic Association.

Hinton, M. (2013). Canadian economic growth and the reciprocity treaty of 1854. Working Papers 13038, Economic History Society.

Masters, D. C. (1963). The reciprocity treaty of 1854: its history, its relation to British colonial and foreign policy, and to the development of Canadian fiscal autonomy (Vol. 9). McGill-Queen\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Press-MQUP.

Officer, L. H., & Smith, L. B. (1968). The Canadian-American reciprocity treaty of 1855 to 1866. Journal of Economic History, 598-623.

Porritt, E. (1908). Sixty Years of Protection in Canada, 1846-1907: Where Industry Leans on the Politician. London: Macmillan.

Saunders, S. A. (1934). The Maritime Provinces and the Reciprocity Treaty. The Dalhousie Review.

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