Some have considered the Civil War a Second American Revolution


Some have considered the Civil War a Second American Revolution. Examine the validity of that statement.

Is it really a second Revolution or is it merely a continuation of the first Revolution? Are the issues similar or different? How?

What issues were left open from the American Revolution? Did new issues arise after 1789 and the signing of the Constitution?

How did and/or did not the events/people during the years from 1848 to 1880 help resolve those issues? Did Reconstruction resolve any of those remaining issues? How?

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3-4 pages, 12-point, Times New Roman Font, Double-Spaced, one-inch margins.
Use information from lecture, PowerPoints, documentaries, the textbook, and assigned readings.
Do NOT use sources that were not assigned in this class (e.g. websites)
Present a strong argument, but also acknowledge potential counter-arguments
Organize your essay around a clear thesis statement and several main supporting points
Use Chicago Style Footnotes