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The Killer Angels: Causes of the American Civil War

Summary: An overview of the causes of the American Civil War, derived from the historical novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. While the North's objectives were to restore the union and, later, to end slavery, the South's objectives were to preserve their own liberty and freedom and to be truer to the Constitution as a separate nation. These perceptions dealt hand-in-hand with the military outcome at the battle of Gettysburg, the focus of Shaara's book.
The American Civil War between the North and the South was one of the most significant wars in American History, and the most destructive war ever fought on the Western Hemisphere. The war began in 1861 and ended in 1865. On July 1, 1863, the Confederate army and the Union army fought in the largest and most decisive battle of the American Civil War, Gettysburg. According to Michael's Shaara's novel, "The Killer Angels", the North believed that the objective of the war was to restore the union, and later freedom of the slaves was added to the cause. The South fought for their constitutional rights as a separate nation. These perceptions dealt hand-in-hand with the military outcome at Gettysburg.

The Northerner's cause to fight in the Civil War was to restore the union, but later on a moral cause was added; and this was to...

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