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The Civil War has been termed the "Second American Revolution." To what extent were the political, social, and economic changes of the Civil War revolutionary?

Political Edit

  • First war that involved US fighting US
  • Stronger central government ie. not divided
  • Ended the idea of secession
  • 10% plan

Social Edit

  • Abolishing slavery changed social hierarchy (13th, 15th Amendments)

Economic Edit

  • US was hurting its own economy and trade through things like the Anaconda Plan
  • Plantation owners lost their free labour force

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