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u.s. grant
u.s. grant
u.s. grant Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio. His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah Simpson Grant, was a hard working frontier woman. When Ulysses was a year old, the family moved to Georgetown. There his father bought a farm, built a house, and set up his own tannery. Jesse and Hannah had five more children there, two boys and three girls. Grant love horses and learned to manage them a
Joshua larwence chamberlin
Joshua larwence chamberlin
Joshua larwence chamberlin My name is Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; I am going to tell you a brief history on what the United States was like before I was born. In 1788 the United States became an independent nation. It was made up of thirteen states and owned several territories on the western side of the Mississippi River. The countries population was about four million people that lived mainly in the eastern states. In 1787 the country expanded its boundaries and accepted a new territory to th
LincolnThe American Civil War
LincolnThe American Civil War
LincolnThe American Civil War Lincoln\'s election upset the south enormously. A majority of republicans found freeing the slaves to be necessary. Southern economy was largely dependent on slavery. Southerners believed it was their constitutional right to secede. Lincoln did not have the wartime experience that all other presidents had. North favored a loose interpretation of the Constitution - wanted to give the federal government increased powers. Which side, union or confederate, the border st
Abraham Lincoln The Politician
Abraham Lincoln The Politician
Abraham Lincoln The Politician Abraham Lincoln: Moral, Just, and Practical Today in the United States one of the most controversial issues is race relations. Mainstream America would like to exist in an environment of integration and race independent societal construct. However, one cannot negate the existence of racially motivated problems. Slavery, which is a primary component of the development of what we call modern American culture and its abolition could be considered the moment where race
Civil War Definitions
Civil War Definitions
Civil War Definitions Confederacy - The Southern Power in the civil war. Fort Sumter - It was attacked by a rebels on April 12th. 1861 this in effect was what started the war. Jefferson Davis - president of the confederacy in 1861, ordered the attack on Fort Sumter. Robert E. Lee - one of the top U.S. officers who chose to fight for the confederacy because of his family and state. Richmond - the Confederate Capital, the main target for the north. Trent Affair - Two Confederate diplomats on their
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65), 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery. Early Life Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the son of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, pioneer farmers. At the age of two he was taken by his parents to nearby Knob Creek and at eight to Spencer County, Indiana. The following year his mother died. In 1819 his father married Sarah Bush Johnsto
This is just a small example of the doubt and hatr
This is just a small example of the doubt and hatr
This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. The sectional division between the areas began in colonial times, largely resulting
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Lincoln entered office at a critical period in U. S. history, just before the Civil War, and died from an assassin\'s bullet at the war\'s end, but before the greater implications of the conflict could be resolved. He brought to the office personal integrity, intelligence, and humanity, plus the wholesome characteristics of his frontier upbringing. He also had the liabilities of his upbringing--he was self-educated
The Bell Curve Of African Amer
The Bell Curve Of African Amer
The Bell Curve Of African Amer The bell curve of African American rights has risen and fallen throughout America\'s history. The period between the Pre-Civil War Era and the Post Civil War Era, were momentous in displaying the status and rights of African-Americans in the time. As the Civil War approached, the status of African-Americans was an increasingly troubling issue among the American Public. During the War, the bell\'s curve had reached its height. And during the Post-Civil War, the curv
Slavery - Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery - Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery - Slavery And Human Decency Discrimination is very old in its origins. From the earliest periods of human existence, groups developed prejudices toward others and then discriminated against those whom they regarded as different or inferior. Many attempts were taken to maintain or increase power, prestige, or even wealth; groups found it easy to invent or accept the idea that others were somehow inferior to them and thus not deserving of equal treatment. Among the many differences that co
Ordeal By Hunger
Ordeal By Hunger
Ordeal By Hunger Ordeal by Hunger In Ordeal by Hunger, there are many heroes in the disastrous Donner Party story, but one of the most colorful and heroic members was McCutchen, William. McCutchen had a wife and child who were from Missouri. McCutchen himself was six feet six and was powerful in proportion. I think that McCutchen is a hero because at the Little Sandy River McCutchen and two other men agreed to go forward to Weber canyon, where they will meet Hastings and guide him back to the Do
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War Writing about recorded history should be a relatively easy task to accomplish. Recorded history is based on facts. Regardless of what time period one may write about, one will find enough information about that time of period. The key is to put everything in a logical and understandable manner. This paper will be about the Civil War. I will try, to the best of my knowledge, to discuss the Northís and Southís positions and Arguments for going to war, their initial military strategies an
Southern Defiance
Southern Defiance
Southern Defiance Days of Defiance by Maury Klein is a very interesting and detailed account of the events leading up to the Civil War. It was published by Alfred A. Knopf inc. in New York City in 1997. It is a four hundred and twenty one-page book. The author of this book is Maury Klein. Klein is a professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in American history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This gives him good credentials to write an accurate book on
American Promise
American Promise
American Promise The Crucible of War, 1861-1865 An account of ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass opens this chapter. When news arrived of the Confederacy firing on Fort Sumter, Douglass cheered the outbreak of the fighting and Lincoln\'s vow to maintain the Union. Douglass recognized that the Union was fighting solely to uphold the Constitution and preserve the nation, not to end slavery; but he also understood, much earlier than most, that a war to save the Union would inevitably beco
Abraham lincoln 3
Abraham lincoln 3
Abraham lincoln 3 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Lincoln entered office at a critical period in U. S. history, just before the Civil War, and died from an assassin\'s bullet at the war\'s end, but before the greater implications of the conflict could be resolved. He brought to the office personal integrity, intelligence, and humanity, plus the wholesome characteristics of his frontier upbringing. He also had the liabilities of his upbringing--he was self-educat
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril More than 170,000 Irish-born Americans fought under the flag of the United States between 1861 and 1865. Society in the United States had, up to that time, displayed a marked anti-Catholic sentiment, and most newly immigrated Irish occupied close to the lowest rung of the economic ladder, but this did not dissuade many from rallying to the colors at the beginning of the war. When President Lincoln made his first call for volunteers following the bombardment o
The South Could Not Win the Civil War
The South Could Not Win the Civil War
The South Could Not Win the Civil War "The South could never have won the Civil War," is a true statement, reflecting the various ways in which the Southern states attempted to fight a losing battle from the beginning. The economic dependency of the South on cotton on slavery was obvious, whereas the North had diversified and sufficiently. The advantage also lay with the North for reasons such as better communication and transportation, and even more soldiers. The leadership in the North under A
North Vs. South
North Vs. South
North Vs. South The Civil War Causes of the civil war 200 Years of Slavery In 1808, congress prohibited importing anymore slaves into the country. But Slavery still went on until 1850. That was was about the two hundredth year it had existed in the United States. They had sent several thousand slaves back to what is now Liberia. Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney was in Savannah, Georgia visiting a friend. Whitney was a Yale college graduate. He invented an easy to make and cheap cotton
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was looked upon as the forerunner of 20th Century poetry, praising democracy, and becoming a proclaimed poet of American democracy. He was known as the Son of Long Island, and he loved his country and everything about it. (Current, Williams, Freidel- page 292-293). Whitman lived during the time of the Civil War; a fact that increased his patriotism. Whitman was considered one of the most important American Poets of the 19th Century. (Encyclopedia of World B
A gold rush leads to war
A gold rush leads to war
A gold rush leads to war The American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Reconstruction period that followed were the bloodiest chapters of American history to date. Brother fought brother as the population was split along sectional lines. The issue of slavery divided the nation\'s people and the political parties that represented them in Washington. The tension which snapped the uneasy truce between north and south began building over slavery and statehood debates in California. In 1848, settlers di
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Rough Draft Fort Sumter was a turning point in determining the outcome of the Civil War. Fort Sumter was built on a man-made island of seashells and granite. It was a pentagon shape that was fifty feet high and the walls were eight to twelve feet thick. Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina. It was a defense system for Charleston Harbor. It was named after a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. For one of the causes of the Civil War was that the South demanded that fort Sum
Confederate States Of America
Confederate States Of America
Confederate States Of America Confederate States of America, the name adopted by the federation of 11 slave holding Southern states of the United States that seceded from the Union and were arrayed against the national government during the American Civil War. Immediately after confirmation of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president, the legislature of South Carolina convened. In a unanimous vote on December 20, 1860, the state seceded from the Union. During the next two months ordinances o
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought to con
54th Mass. Regimnent
54th Mass. Regimnent
54th Mass. Regimnent On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the rebelling territories of the confederacy and authorizing Black enlistment in the Union Army. Since the beginning of the Civil War, free Black people in general, , were ready to fight on behalf of the Union, yet they were prevented from doing so. Popular racial stereotypes and discrimination against Blacks in the military contributed to the prevailing myth that Black
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history-the Civil War. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. Early Life Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hardin County, Ky. Indians had killed his grandfather. This tragedy left his father, Thomas Lincoln, a wandering laboring boy, who grew up without education. Thomas became a skilled
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril
Irish Involvement In The Civil Waril More than 170,000 Irish-born Americans fought under the flag of the United States between 1861 and 1865. Society in the United States had, up to that time, displayed a marked anti-Catholic sentiment, and most newly immigrated Irish occupied close to the lowest rung of the economic ladder, but this did not dissuade many from rallying to the colors at the beginning of the war. When President Lincoln made his first call for volunteers following the bombardment o
THE CIVIL WAR
THE CIVIL WAR
THE CIVIL WAR Nathan Guenin 10-9-98 Pd. 7 SECTION I The Civil War took place between the years of 1861 and 1865. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln, a republican, was the President of the United States of America. His right hand man at Vice President was Hannibal Hamlin. The Secretary of War was Edwin M. Stanton, while Nathan Clifford was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Over in England, Queen Victoria sat at the head of the throne. SECTION II Andersonville Prison was a military stockade of the Con
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired upon on April 12, 1861, seven states in the deep south had seceded from the Union, and a Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama which adopted a Constitution and elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, four more states seceded, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Slave states remaining in the Union were Missouri
The Civil War
The Civil War
The Civil War American History, The Civil War After the Constitution was adopted by all of the States in 1789, uniting the States into one nation, differences between the States had been worked out through compromises. By 1861 these differences between the Northern States and the Southern States had become so great that compromise would no longer work. Thus, a conflict started within our nation that was called the Civil War. For more than 30 years arguments between the North and South had been g
Civil War Aspects
Civil War Aspects
Civil War Aspects At 4:30 AM the Confederates opened fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War began. With seven states already seceded from the Union, the confederate states took a strong stance. Just as the Confederacy was formed in early 1861, the Confederate soldiers began taking over. On April 19th, President Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports. For the duration of the war, the blockade limited the ability of the South to
Civil War 2
Civil War 2
Civil War 2 Amateurs Go to War From the Novel: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era By: James McPherson Summarized by: Vladimir Ristich Writing about recorded history should be a relatively easy task to accomplish. Recorded history is based on facts. Regardless of what time period one may write about, one will find enough information about that time of period. The key is to put everything in a logical and understandable manner. This paper will be about the Civil War. I will try, to the best
The Confederate States Of America
The Confederate States Of America
The Confederate States Of America The Confederate States Of America Confederate States of America, the name adopted by the federation of 11 slave holding Southern states of the United States that seceded from the Union and were arrayed against the national government during the American Civil War. Immediately after confirmation of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president, the legislature of South Carolina convened. In a unanimous vote on December 20, 1860, the state seceded from the Union. D
The Civil War1
The Civil War1
The Civil War1 The Civil War would have been fought with or without the issue of slavery because angry southern states began to secede. The South formed its own army and constitution, which was almost identical to that of the United States. It later attacked Fort Sumter. This event spurred Lincolns retaliation on the South, leading to the Civil War. Tension began between the North and South when the issue of slavery abolition came into view. The Norths economy was not based on slavery, while t
Lincoln - Greatest Man Of The 19th Century
Lincoln - Greatest Man Of The 19th Century
Lincoln - Greatest Man Of The 19th Century The man of the nineteenth century. Many historians argue that American culture is based on Civil War and its outcome. It is easy to agree with that statement, because one cannot even imagine living in a slave-owning society that would most definitely develop if the South had won. Abraham Lincoln, Americaís sixteenth President was the most influential man of the war. He was responsible for mobilizing the Northís power, getting people, both Republicans an
Slavery1
Slavery1
slavery1 The representative government begins with the House of Burguess. The house of Burguess as the legislature was called; they first met on July 30, 1619 in a little church in Jamestown to write the laws of Virginia. The house of Burguess remained in existence even after James I took control of Virginia. At that time there were eleven settlements in the colony. Each of them elected two, burguesses, as representatives were called. In 1964 James I cancelled the charter of the Virginia Company
Jethro Creighton
Jethro Creighton
Jethro Creighton The year is 1861. The United States is changing, and in more ways then not, seperaration. Departing from the way of life once shared with its neighboring countries to the south, the north is now thickening its line of boundries. They arent using a marker to to make a clear deseption of land, they are using lines of young men, brave, courageous, soldiers. The basic area covered by the Creighton's is their rural home streach in southern Illinois. Farmland and livestock make up the
Abraham Lincoln One Of The Gre
Abraham Lincoln One Of The Gre
Abraham Lincoln One Of The Gre On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the most famous speakers in history. I will chronicle for you some of the most remembered and effective public addresses of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln\'s rise to presid
a military conflict between the United States of A
a military conflict between the United States of A
a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865. The American Civil War is sometimes called the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence. It began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and lasted until May 26, 1865, when the last Confederate army surrendered. The war took
Oppressed Slaves To Champion Soldiers
Oppressed Slaves To Champion Soldiers
Oppressed Slaves To Champion Soldiers Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. The sect
U.s. grant
U.s. grant
u.s. grant Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio. His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah Simpson Grant, was a hard working frontier woman. When Ulysses was a year old, the family moved to Georgetown. There his father bought a farm, built a house, and set up his own tannery. Jesse and Hannah had five more children there, two boys and three girls. Grant love horses and learned to manage them a
Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln
The Civil War And Its Ending Of Slavery
The Civil War And Its Ending Of Slavery
The Civil War And Its Ending Of Slavery The Civil War and Its Ending of Slavery This paper is about the civil war and about how it ended slavery with the emancipation proclomation. I will also talk abou the physical loses of the war. The South, overwhelmingly agricultural, produced cash crops such ascotton, tobacco and sugarcane for export to the North or to Europe, but it depended on the North for manufactures and for the financial and commercial services essential to trade. Slaves were the lar
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union From the time the South demanded the return of Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens, tension had been building in expectation of Lincolnís reply. The options available to Lincoln were limited, and those that were available were further limited by constraints of time and man-power. Lincolnís options were also limited by his goals. Lincoln had a set agenda, with preserving the Union at the head of the list. Lincoln also ai
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought to con
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln When people are asked to identify which president they feel had the greatest impact on our history, Lincoln\'s name consistently comes up. But why? Lincoln had little formal education and did not serve in public office but for brief periods prior to becoming president. In short, based on his background, Lincoln would not seem to be someone likely to succeed as President. Yet his innate wisdom and humanity made him one of the greatest of the nation\'s Chief Executi
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War The Civil war rages, the War between the States has become known as the bloodiest war ever fought. The Civil War divided the United States between its Northern and Southern states. The battles lingered for long years, but the consequences of the war have endured time. The start of the war began with the firing on Ft. Sumter by the Southern states and lasted until General Robert E Lee surrendered his southern troops at Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 9, 1865. The War pitted
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union
Lincoln Could He Have Preserved the Union From the time the South demanded the return of Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens, tension had been building in expectation of Lincolnís reply. The options available to Lincoln were limited, and those that were available were further limited by constraints of time and man-power. Lincolnís options were also limited by his goals. Lincoln had a set agenda, with preserving the Union at the head of the list. Lincoln also aimed to preserve Fort Sumter and Fort Picke
Civil war3
Civil war3
civil war3 The Civil War broke out in the United States in 1861 and ended in 1865 with a Union victory. This war split our nation up and forced our country to pick sides regarding many issues. Many Americans argued over the political ramifications of slavery. As sectionalism pushed our country closer to war, the future course of our nation was forged. As a result the Civil War had a dramatic effect on the United States from a political, social and economic stand point. In the two decades before
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S (1861-1865) who brought the Union to victory in the Civil War. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. His father was Thomas Lincoln and his mother was Nancy Hanks, both were pioneer farmers. When Abraham Lincoln was two they moved to nearby Knob Creek, Indiana. The following year his mother died. In 1819 Abraham Lincolnís father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a kind widow who gained Abraham Lincolnís friendship. Abraham
Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery And Human Decency Discrimination is very old in its origins. From the earliest periods of human existence, groups developed prejudices toward others and then discriminated against those whom they regarded as different or inferior. Many attempts were taken to maintain or increase power, prestige, or even wealth; groups found it easy to invent or accept the idea that others were somehow inferior to them and thus not deserving of equal treatment. Among the many differences that could be use