Lessons From the Civil War

Although the Civil War was a century and a half ago, many of the lessons we know still apply today. The outcome of this conflict will be with us forever.

In the year 1799, two former Southern states, Georgia and Alabama, were suddenly granted by the new nation to join the United States, although they both had been slave states before. For the first time in US history, three southern states made this move, due to a combination of economic and social pressures.

The combined population of these three states, about two million black slaves and ten million free black Americans, were combined into one. Many historians believe that this was in part due to the slave trade. However, it was also due to the almost continuous civil wars over the years.

One of the most memorable of these civil wars was the American Civil War, which took place from 1861-1865. The war did not result in a total victory for either side. Both sides suffered enormous casualties, but the South eventually won this war and took control of the southern states.

At the end of the war, the remaining large southern states followed the Confederacy and seceded. This was followed by four years of civil war, when many more states seceded.

As all of this was going on, the United States faced a multitude of issues. Because of the fear of another war and to avoid another depression, many people wanted to remain neutral in the world and would have rather not have been involved in a war at all.

However, the European powers also wanted a united Europe and a united America. Because of this, they quickly decided to prevent a war between the two parts of the United States. They planned to unite the Southern and Northern US together, and to try to use this united United States as a threat to the Southern United States.

President Abraham Lincoln thought that this was an evil strategy, and therefore he was not going to stand for it. Thus, he went ahead and sent his soldiers to the South, starting what became known as the Civil War. These soldiers, mainly from the Union army, would come down on the Southern states, but this time on a much larger scale.

In these huge battles, they would capture more than 150 towns and killed or mutilated more than one million slaves. During this time, the southern states tried to break away from the Union and form their own nation. However, they were always stopped by the Union army.

The result of the Civil War was the further fracturing of the Union, as many states remained in the Union. Another problem was that the Union army kept recruiting new soldiers, who did not want to kill or be killed in a war. Because of this, many soldiers died in battle, causing the Union army to lose control.

However, because of this, the United States became a powerful nation, and they eventually defeated the Confederacy. By this time, the United States had lost almost half its territory and almost half of its population. However, because of the victory of the Union, the US was now the most powerful nation in the world.