history 304 essay 1 - The Civil War was Significant and...

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The Civil War was Significant and Revolutionary -The civil war was significant because it restored the Union, and made the nation stronger as a whole. - If the south had won, then the definition of how a democracy works would change. -States would have been able to leave the country whenever they wanted to. -It would not have been a nation. -By restoring the union, it kept our country together as one when the country was going through hard times. -The civil war made slavery illegal. -The 14 th amendment was established after the civil war. It stated that all native born citizens have rights that are equal under the protection of the law. Freedmen can’t be denied the right to vote. Former CSA officials are barred from office unless pardoned by Congress, and CSA debt is repudiated. -The Tenure of Office Act was also established in 1867. It eliminated the authority of existing southern state government and introduced military rule. It divided the South into five military districts and directed military commanders to get freedmen voting. It directed southern
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course HST 304 taught by Professor Rosentreter during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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