The civil war a civil war is a war between opposing groups of citizens from the same country in 1861, two parts of america went to war against each other after 4 years, the union won many people died on both sides, and the south suffered terribly no one expected the civil war to be long it beca. Issues of the american civil war include questions about the name of the war, the tariff, trapped ex-slaves were then killed by confederate wheeler's army, and others drowned trying to flee into ebeneezer creek although this flag was quickly followed by appomattox and confederate defeat the confederacy had other flags as well.
Schools for freed peoples, 1860s the civil war (1861–1865) brought freedom to the slaves of the south but freedom alone did not solve their problems instead, freedom introduced them to many problems that they had never had to face as slaves once free, most of them had nothing except the clothes on their backs—no livestock for draft. Moreover, at a time when the eyes of many workers and young people are trained on the uprisings in tunisia and egypt, a correct analysis of the civil war provides vital tools for examining the dynamics of revolutions today.
Issues of the american civil war include questions about the name of the war, the tariff, states' rights and the nature of abraham lincoln's war goals for more on naming, see naming the american civil war. The civil war summary big picture analysis & overview of the civil war skip to navigation skip to content the first shots were fired and what followed became a national tragedy of unimaginable proportions more than 600,000 soldiers were killed and millions more wounded finally freeing all slaves in america economically, the war.
The outbreak of the civil war forever changed the future of the american nation the war began as a struggle to preserve the union, not a struggle to free the slaves, but many in the north and south felt that the conflict would ultimately decide both issues. The transition from slavery to freedom during the civil war and reconstruction in tennessee by antoinette g van zelm tennessee civil war national heritage area introduction: emancipation in tennessee emancipation was one of the most profound consequences of the american civil war.
Slavery played the central role during the american civil war while others feared the uncertainty of a change in their current situation however, most slaves chose freedom when the opportunity allowed in federal hands, there were cases of rape and other brutalities, and there were social and labor issues among the freedpeople for. The civil war had begun during the next four years, approximately 90,000 texas men participated in the war after the loss of more than 600,000 soldiers (approximately 275,000 confederates and 325,000 union men) and the destruction of much of the south, the confederacy surrendered in the spring of 1865.
Readers of the international socialist review might expect the charleston elite to misrepresent or misunderstand the nature of the civil war but the elite are hardly alone in fact, one hundred fifty years after it began, the civil war remains one of the most misunderstood episodes in american history. With the overthrow of biracial state governments in the south and the withdrawal of the last federal troops from the region by president rutherford b hayes in 1877, the era of the civil war and reconstruction came to an end but conflict continued in the arena of historical interpretation and public memory. Detail from the great civil war, an illustration by thomas nast prints and photographs collection, texas state library and archives commission although only about 22,000 texas families, approximately one in four, owned slaves, and most slave-holders lived in the eastern part of the state, most texans believed that slavery was vital for continued prosperity.
The american civil war was the largest and most destructive conflict in the western world between the end of the napoleonic wars in 1815 and the onset of world war i in 1914 total war to destroy the old south and its basic institution of slavery and to give the restored union a new birth of freedom, as president lincoln put it in his. During and before the war, slaves played an active role in their own emancipation, and thousands of slaves escaped from bondage during the war on january 1, 1863, president abraham lincoln announced the emancipation proclamation , making 3 million blacks legally free. Political causes of the american civil war that come easily to mind are that the south wanted to protect their rights to own slaves and to make a state more sovereign than the federation one economic cause is that the south was being dominated economically by the north.