The Second American Revolution

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The Second American Revolution

Thesis Statement
“The Civil War may also be termed as the second American Revolution in terms of the political, social and economic changes that occurred during the war”

Introduction
American Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865. The war began because President Abraham Lincoln, elected in 1860, was very persistent on preserving the Union, which was threatened by the issue of slavery. The North was growing rapidly in wealth and population, and it was clear to the Southern slave states that the North would eventually be strong enough to carry a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery (Faust, p. 995). The Republican Party had been formed in 1854 to oppose slavery. Consequently, when Lincoln became
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Conclusion
It can be concluded that the Civil War may also be termed as the second American Revolution in terms of the political, social and economic changes that occurred during the war. The civil war initiated as a result of numerous causes. Slavery and crystallization were the main reasons of this war. Initially, slavery was practiced all over the country as natural, than the rest of the America, where the institution was widespread. The term’ second American Revolution’ was first used by Charles and Mary Beard, seventy years back when they were discussing the impact of the American Civil war. Over the years, different people have viewed this term in different perspective. However, the majority consensus is in the favor of the argument on the basis of the political, social and economic changes that occurred during the war. The Civil war is responsible for the change in political power between North and South. The post war period experienced a significant increase in the industrial capitalism. People relate it to the American Revolution due to the post war revolutionary changes. One of the major results was the abolishment of slavery in the South. Moreover, it was a revolutionary struggle for the people who survived the war. Residents of the south consider their revolt as a revolution against the

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