Obviously, there are those for whom civil war history is either a profession or a passion, who continue to produce and read books on the war at a prodigious rate. Eric foner, the dewitt clinton professor of history at columbia university, is the author of numerous books on the civil war and reconstruction his most recent book, the fiery trial: abraham lincoln and american slavery (2010), has received the pulitzer, bancroft, and lincoln prizes. The vietnam war, also known as the second indochina war, and also known in vietnam as resistance war against america or simply the american war, was a cold war-era proxy war that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975.
Outline of the civil war by gordon leidner of great american history the outline that follows covers the american civil war's major political and military events also, check out our outline of the american revolution. Disclaimer: this is very different than the usual crash course us history episode in which john green lists a whole lot of the battles of the us civil war in seven and a half minutes. Special report the civil war the smithsonian during the civil war national museum of american history smithsonian american art museum civil war history audio tour. The african american civil war memorial commemorates the military service of hundreds of thousands of civil war era african american soldiers and sailors etched into stainless steel panels of the memorial are names identifying 209,145 united states colored troops (usct) who responded to the union's call to arms.
History of american wars americans have fought in many wars, within their own country as well as abroad these wars were fought for a variety reasons, ranging from the need to be independent from colonists to the expansion of national boundaries. Manufacturing might of the north during the civil war (1861-65) often overshadowed that of the south, but the success of the confederate war effort depended as much on the iron of its industry as the blood of its fighting men. The civil war was a military, cultural, political, and economic milestone in american history for four years the nation was in a bloody divide that extended from the east coast to the pioneer west between the north and the south it was a battle of ideology rooted in the founding of the nation, in. 10 deadliest american wars the iraq war just cracked the top 10, passing the spanish american war, in total us deaths iraq is 7 th on the list if you just count combat deaths and not disease, or accidents. The american civil war, widely known in the united states as simply the civil war, was a war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the union or independence for the confederacy the issue on slavery primarily divided the northern and southern states.
Reconstruction, in us history, the period (1865-77) that followed the american civil war and during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the union of the 11 states that had seceded at or before the outbreak of war. 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. Us history/english 302 research paper topic list the following is a list of possible research paper topics a research paper is not a report instead, it must deal with a specific issue, and should prove a specific thesis. Civilwarcom brings the american civil war history to the internet the purpose of this site is to accurately present american history leading up to and through the period of the civil war in a manner that is compelling to the visitor and researcher.
Become an expert about the history of the civil war and the reconstruction era by reading interesting and important facts about the history of the civil war and the reconstruction period after the civil war on kidinfocom's history of the civil war and reconstruction homework help resource page. The most significant advance for us intelligence during the war was the establishment of a permanent communications intelligence agency in the army, what would become the forerunner of the national security agency. 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. Finally and perhaps most importantly, the civil war was a watershed in the history of african americans the war permanently ended slavery at the same time, it raised questions about the economic, social, and political place of african americans in the united states. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history, after the war in afghanistan promises and commitments to the people and government of south vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the truman administration.
The ambulance and nurses' corps became fixtures, with the civil war's most famous nurse, clara barton, going on to establish the american red cross today's modern hospital is a direct descendant of these first medical centers. Explore some of the significant dates in american red cross history from its to servicemen in civil war report that national headquarters will. The day of the battle of antietam (or sharpsburg) on sept 17, 1862, was the single bloodiest day of the civil war, and remains the single bloodiest day in american military history more than.
Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 at the conclusion of the civil war there were two completely different plans for reconstructing the nation was faced with had abraham lincoln had survived his assassination attempt maybe the history books would have read differently. He american civil war was the greatest war in american history 3 million fought - 600,000 paid the ultimate price for freedom and a war for freedom it was the desire for freedom traveled deeper than the color of skin and farther than the borders of any state. By april 1861, slavery had become inextricably entwined with state rights, the power of the federal government over the states, the south's 'way of life' etc - all of which made a major contribution to the causes of the american civil war.
The press today is never dumber than when they report on politics except when they try tackling history especially american history and most especially civil war history. The show, which coincides with the sesquicentennial of the civil war and runs through 2012, covers key events of the war, including major battles and the lead-up to and resolution of the conflict. Deadliest day in american history is september 17 - antietam by the numbers sep 17, 2018 today marks the 156th anniversary of antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the civil war.