Second American Revolution

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Second American Revolution 4/2/11 1860, 22 million people in Union o Only 9 million whites in confederates (slaves not going to be armed) o Union favored Union more advanced o RR o Industry Confederates well trained, and very highly motivated 1862 confederacy passes first draft law o North soon follows suit Nearly 3 million men fought in the war o 2 million North o 900,000 confederates November 1863 Gettysburg Address The civil war created a new nationalism, creating a new word “nation” o During conflict treason was a big deal o Many people were imprisoned for opposing policies o Lincoln claimed the right of dismissing habeas corpus under wartimes Done twice, they were shortly released Many capitalists thrived in the North o Profits for wartime industries thrived Bullets, cannons, uniforms, boots, meat, ext. o National law makers now pushed laws through that they couldn’t when southerners were in congress Homestead Act- by 1930’s many families had moved out west
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