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Running head: CIVIL WAR PAPER1Civil War PaperSara ChristensenHST/155September 7, 2016Neil Nommensen
CIVIL WAR PAPER2Civil War PaperHistorian Shelby Foote said, “Any understanding of this nation has to be based . . . on anunderstanding of the Civil War. . . . The Civil War definitely opened us up to being what we, as anation became, both good and bad. If the American character in the 20th century is to beunderstood, we must learn about the enormous civil catastrophe of the mid-19th century. It wasthe crossroads of our very foundation and being” (Burns & Burns, 1990). He stated that anyunderstanding of this nation, in reality, is really based on understanding the Civil War”….. Weneed to know what led up to the civil war. This was involvement with the European Wars and theRevolution that led to the independence of our country. The United States is a country based on Independence and freedom because of the CivilWar; we would not be standing as strongly if slave men, and free men were divided. The UnitedStates is defined as a country of freedom for ALL, thanks to the Civil War. Leaving slaverybehind in all history, and ending it in all states and their territories. It created freedom for allAfrican Americans. Paving the way for equal rights to women as well as African Americans also,