Explain How The Civil War Changed American History

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The Civil War changed American history in many ways. The Civil War was a bloody battle that was fought for freedom of slavery. They also fought against people who wanted to keep slaves for economic reasons. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and “Ain’t I a Woman” by Sojourner Truth are good examples of people that wrote for freedom. The people that wrote these passages fought for freedom Lincoln was the president and Truth was an African American slave. During the war America was changed and shaped into a new nation through slavery, equality, and rights. The Civil War changed American history through fighting for slavery. In the speech “Ain’t I a Woman” Sojourner says “I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman.” Truth was a slave that gave this speech. She was saying that even though she’s a woman she isn’t treated like one, she is treated like a slave. Then she says “If my cup…show more content…
In the speech “Gettysburg Address” Abraham Lincoln says “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Lincoln was saying that “all men are created equal” this means that everyone is equal, not just the white wealthy people. This also means that women are equal to men in intelligence and anything else. Then he says “It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” This says that the men who died there were fight for equality for all. He is also saying that they put a step forward to meeting the goal of getting equality for all. This is how the Civil War changed American history through fighting for

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