This political cartoon shows both Abraham Lincoln on one side and a random man on the other. The other man threatens that if Abe Lincoln tries to move quietly he will split the US. While Abe is saying he wants the bring the two together, he is trying to fix it. This likely represents the Civil War and while Abe Lincoln is trying to bring the North and South together, The South is trying to split them. This was the prime problem in the Civil War which was either the North and South separating from each other or becoming one. I think that the political cartoon is a direct showing of why the Civil War happened. Abe Lincoln was actively trying to bring the US together, while the South wanted to be seperate. I really love how it shows the man from the South trying to cut off the South from the rest of the US. This is a great political cartoon showing the prime reason and example of why the Civil War happened. The author also is pushing to say how all Abe Lincoln was trying to do was unite the US but the South did not want that to happen at all.
In this poetry named “The Picket Guard” it tells a story about soldiers at the night of war. They seem to be all asleep while the poetry explains the scenery and how it relates to how the soldiers are feeling. The poetry is above the normal amount of how much modern poetry is, so it is sort of long. This type of poetry is very descriptive and has a type of language that most of which is not used anymore because it is outdated. I think personally this poetry is very beautiful because I don’t usually see this type of writing often. It might be a combination of the old language and the extreme descriptiveness but it is very powerful. The way it talks about the nature at night like the moon light and reflects it to the soldiers at night really shows how saddening the Civil War and how hard it was for the soldiers. This makes me feel sad a little bit because it reveals how some of the soldiers felt when fighting in the Civil War.
This is a song written just before the Civil War, and is used now as sort of an anthem for the US. It was used greatly during the Civil War for the South but also the North, and they actively sung in during battle or before. It is a representation of American glory and being proud to be an American. It was created then during the Civil War but is still used today as an anthem. It was created in many different ways but the published official on is by Julia Ward Howe. This song is a great representation of the American people during the Civil War. The song was about pride, dignity, and the glory of fighting for their country and what they believe in. This song makes me feel very patriotic and proud to be American because you know people fought with this song for our freedom and that makes me feel very proud. I also think this song is a direct representation of the Civil War itself and how each side, North and South, though personally they were fighting for their country and for glory itself.
In this photo collection, there are many photos in the time where cameras were first invented, The Civil War. Almost all of these photos are taken during the time of the Civil War with no color in them. There are photos of the aftermath of the war, the deaths, military weapons, picture frames of people, and slaves. A lot of theses make me feel really disturbed because when you think about the Civil War you don’t realize how real and scary this was. When you finally look at real photos of the Civil War, especially the pictures of the dead, you realize how dangerous the War was and how tragic it turned out to be. A lot of these photos send a clear message to the viewer, and that message is that this war was no joke. It was a war where the most Americans have died, and it clearly shows that by all the disturbing images of dead bodies. It really makes you feel disturbed in general when you look at the slaves working, and the dead people in the aftermath of the war. It also shows you some portrait photos of people who were in the war, which gives us sort of a perspective that the people fighting were not imagination, that they were real people just like us with a life. I think these photos are very powerful showing the true images of the Civil War before, during, and after.
In this opinionated article about the Civil War, it tackles the statement that the Civil War for the south was not about slavery. Throughout the article, it shows six examples of one individual state and their statement entering the war. These were called the “Declaration of Causes” and it was simply many of the reasons why the South entered the Civil War. This author fights that their statement that they did not enter because of slavery is completely wrong. Personally, I think the author does a good and bad job at putting forth their opinion. Their main point on why the South entered the Civil War was because on each of their beginning sentences it started with the word “slavery” or something similar. I feel very suspicious in a way because sure they put in that word, but does that necessarily mean its all about that? The author only includes the first few sentences of their claim, for each state, without showing the rest where it could definitely include more of the truth. In all I think the author shows a great point but also leaving a lack of backbone support to truly support their claim.
The Journalistic news/feature article that I show is from an old headline right in the beginning of the Civil War. At the very top of it, it shows “WAR! WAR!! WAR!!!” being the main headline of the newspaper. It is also followed by small headlines near the middle and bottom that relate with the new Civil War like “The Rebels Open Fire on Fort Summer”. It is pretty interesting that they seem not too scared of it, almost like it is trying to embrace it. In my opinion it looks very strange that with the emphasis on war in the main headline, that the publication is not scared but more excited. To me it also seems like it’s somewhat of an entertainment section like it is turning big news into a drama. I feel very excited in a way when I see this like what they are trying to do, with the WAR in big letters, it makes me seem really interested in it. Most of it looks great because it gives headlines on important news at that period and I find that very cool because of the time period at the time that it was published