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The Rise of American Civilization

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Richard Mark Endaya Period 6 The Rise of American Civilization It is historians Charles and Mary Beard's thesis that the American Civil War was the Second American Revolution and that there was an unstoppable, inevitable conflict between the growing industrial North and the agricultural South. Civil War was called the Second American Revolution by some great historians. The Civil War could have been viewed from another prospective that the so-called Civil War, was a social war, ending in the unquestioned establishment of a new power in the government, making vast changes in the accumulation and distribution of wealth, in the course of industrial development, and in the Constitution. ...read more.


People that lived in the South called their revolt a revolution against the tyranny regime of the North. Northerners viewed their conflict as a struggle to keep the union. Both sides viewed that war as the continuation of their fight for freedom that started in 1776. The American Civil War turned out to be a revolution indeed, but its striking achievement was the triumph of industrial capitalism. The social cataclysm is in which the capitalists, laborers, and farmers of the North drove from power the planting aristocracy of the South. The industrial capitalist, through their political spokesmen, the Republicans, had succeeded in capturing the state and using it as an instrument to strengthen their economic position. ...read more.


Lincoln took constitutional liberties in the North, which permanently weakened the liberty for all Americans. The economic elements were those made familiar to the country through no high protective tariffs, no ship subsidies, no national banking and currency system; in short none of the measures deemed essential to business progress. Though the drift toward the irrepressible conflict was steady and strong, the politics of the decade had the outward semblances of dissolution. The roots of controversy between the North and South lay in social groupings called parties, founded on differences in climate, soil, industries, and labor systems, in divergent, social forces rather than degrees of righteousness and wisdom. The abolition of slavery never appeared in the minds of any great political party. ...read more.

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