The Civil War - The Civil War In A Nutshell The American...

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The Civil War In A Nutshell The American Civil War was the most deadly and arguably the most important event in the nation's history. Sectional tensions enshrined in the Constitution erupted into a brutal war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two. Slavery was a root cause of the conflict, and while the Thirteenth Amendment ended the practice at war's end, race relations continued to dominate American politics and society well into the future. The war also increased American economic power until it rivaled, and then surpassed, that of all other countries. And following the war, Americans had a new sense of being a part of a single nation instead of a conglomerate of states with their own institutions and histories. Why Should I Care? The Civil War is one of the most—if not the most—important event in the history of the United States. The American Revolution. ..sure, it was important. The creation of the U.S.Constitution?
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