PHOENIX HST/155 CIVIL WAR PAPER – Business & Finance 2023

PHOENIX HST/155 CIVIL WAR PAPER – Business & Finance


Over  600,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War, with the Northern  troops suffering higher losses. The North believed the sacrifice was  worth it: The slaves were freed and the Union was preserved. The people  of the South, on the other hand, began almost immediately to glorify the  “lost cause.” Their generals became mythic heroes, and they looked  wistfully back at the antebellum period. They almost regretted  surrendering.

Historian Shelby Foote said,”Any understanding of this nation has to  be based . . . on an understanding of the Civil War. . . . The Civil War  defined us as what we are, and it opened us to being what we became,  good and bad things. It is very necessary if you’re going to understand  the American character in the 20th century to learn about this enormous  catastrophe of the mid-19th century. It was the crossroads of our  being.”

Burns, K. & Burns, R. (Writers). (1990). Episode 1: The cause (1861). In K. Burns (Producer), The Civil War. Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service.

Write an 800 to 1200 word paper in which you answer four of the following five questions:

  1. What are the significant differences between the Confederate (CSA)  and the Federal (USA) Constitutions. What does this say about initial  Confederate war aims?
  2. What is meant by the phrase “Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight”?
  3. What was the attitude of the European powers toward the American Civil War?
  4. What was the role in the US Navy in the Federal victory?
  5. Why did the South lose? Why did the North win?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Research includes four or more sources documented by correct APA citations and references.

Note: Wikipedia and dictionaries are not acceptable academic sources.


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