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Mexican American War/Lincoln's Slavery Position

soldiers attacked a US patrol, and Taylor sent a message to Polk that read "Hostilities may be considered commenced" (Zinn 151). M...

Slavery in the First and Seventh Lincoln-Douglas Debates

This paper examines the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in terms of how the first and seventh debates dealt wi...

Secession as a Harbinger of Conflict

Civil War historians believe that a majority of Americans felt that forcing the South to remain in the Union when it felt it was n...

Lincoln’s War

he unravels the various people involved that served under, and aside from, Lincoln. While one could argue that his work, and sourc...

Societal Impacts and Influences of American Warfare

In nine pages the ways in which war influenced and impacted the society of early America are considered in a discussion of the Ame...

Lincoln's Addresses, An Analysis

This essay pertains to Lincoln's First and Second Inaugural Addresses and the Gettysburg Address and what these three speeches tel...

Slavery and the Civil War

at the time of the Civil War, as suggested by the fact that it only had one slave by 1840 (MacLeod, 2008). It is perhaps also impo...

Reasons for the American Civil War by Bruce Levin

saw slavery as absolutely essential to their economy, Levine argues that American workers viewed the institution of slavery as con...

Art of Slavery

Their purpose was to have Parliament abolish slave trade, rather than declare slavery to be illegal. As an incremental play, this ...

Civil War and Vietnam War 'Necessities'

In five pages this essay explores the meaning behind Abraham Lincoln's observations on 'necessities of war' by examining the Civil...

Civil War Era and Black Emancipation

repugnant. In exploring the time period before the Civil War, Equaino (1998) takes one on a journey through the 1700s slave trad...

Abraham Lincoln and His Civil War Involvement

would secede from the Union and thus would indicate they did not care about his demands or his desires (Abraham Lincoln and the Ci...

Lincoln and/or Johnson

swearing-in as Vice President" (MrLincolnWhiteHouse.org). In truth, this does not appear to be the actions or thoughts of a man wh...

US Civil War's Purpose

In six pages this paper assesses the Civil War's purpose within the context of Abraham Lincoln's observation 'I claim not to have ...

A Consideration of American History from 1865 until 1945

The important events that shaped America including slavery, the Reconstruction, political patronage, industrialization, the Progre...

The Republican Party and Abraham Lincoln

In five pages the Republican Party influence on Lincoln's decisions particularly as they pertained to slavery is discussed. There...

Autonomy and Slavery

This essay begins by presenting the position of historian Ira Berlin that there was a modicum of autonomy within the institution o...

The Journey of Abraham Lincoln That Convinced Him Slavery Was Wrong

In 5 pages Lincoln's journey toward the presidency that led to his abolishment of slavery is discussed. There are 4 bibliographic...

Abraham Lincoln's Anti Slavery Acts

section of our country believes slavery is right and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong and ought not to b...

Major Issues and Debates Leading to the American Civil War

gin (Faragher et al, 2000). He invented the machine in 1793 and it proved so successful that by the mid-1830s cotton was "King" in...

Essays on American History

In a paper of four pages, the author reflects on some questions about slavery and the American Civil War. The author looks at the ...

Different Perspectives on Slavery

In five pages this paper examines the Civil War and after perspectives on slavery as viewed by John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass...

Slavery and the U.S. Civil War

would have been changed forever. Still, Davis was a leader in his own right. He was the only president of the Confederate States o...

Could the Mexican War Have Been Avoided?

as an independent state, and warned the US that if it should try to annex Texas into the Union, it would break off diplomatic rela...

AMERICO PAREDES: A SECRET RACISM

the end, most likely killed by her stepfather, a Hispanic, through sheer ignorance and neglect. The fact that no one seems to no C...

A Fictional Young Mexican Living in Texas During the 19th Century

me the story of my birth even though he wasnt home for the blessed event of his first child and only son. He had joined a local m...

Abraham Lincoln - Personality Development

hire on other farms (The History Place, 1996). The same year his sister died, he and a friend, Allen Gentry took a flatboat of pr...

Lincoln on Government

Presidency of the United States of America on March 4, 1861, seven southern slave states had already succeeded from the Union form...

The U.S. Civil War: Causes and Implications

deal of power because their populations were growing so much. At the same time, Southern States were losing power and they began t...

Kenneth M. Stampp's And the War Came

only truths that earlier history books illustrated, and in Stampps book we get an even clear picture of the actual circumstances a...