Conflict Within The USA

By; Derek Smith, Sam Kern

          Our project is on conflict within the United States. We chose to do our project on conflict because it is what drew our attention the most and it was interesting learning about wars and conflict with other countries.  Below are just a few conflicts from five different time periods.

Civil War (1860-1865)

          This Civil War was to get rid of slavery and to get the Confederacy to region the Union. The first battle of the war was Fort Sumpter. It was the bloodiest war on American soil. During the Civil War the president for the Union was Abraham Lincoln. The president for the Confederate States was Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War the Union has won the war and the Union and the Confederate States joined together to become one. Abraham Lincoln then became president of the whole United States.

8th Grade Civil War Reenactment 2013 8th Grade Civil War Reenactment 2013

Reconstruction (1865-1880)

          The reconstruction period was a major part in our history we made new and improved amendments the 13th, 14th, and 15th. The 13th amendment was to abolish the slavery. The 14th amendment was to make it so that everyone had equal protection under the law. The 15th amendment was to allow only black males to vote. Then the economy in the South was destroyed. The inflation in the South caused the prices to skyrocket and little to no people could by anything. There was lots of land that was destroyed so the farming and caused a massive food shortage. This industry was going a lot in the North. Great amounts of blacks that where slaves are moving up to the North to find jobs to provide for there families. Later on during this time period on April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assented by a man named John Wilkes Booth. Then Vice President Andrew Johnson would take over the reconstruction plan and become the next president for the united States.

Progressive Era (1880-1920)

          The Progressive Era is when America started to progress in technology and the society.  During the Progressive Era we went into a war with the Soviet Union known as the Cold War. The Cold War was a war of words and threats and a lot of competitions. We competed to see who could get to space first and many more. Also, during the progressive Era the United States went through a time in the 1920s known as "The Great Depression." The Great Depression occurred in 1920 when the Stock Market crashed causing many American citizens to go into debt and loose all their money. During the Great Depression throughout cities they would give away free bread, coffee, and dough to citizens in need for food. Also, World War 1 started in 1914. World War 1 started when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The United States decided to get involved in the war because of the sinking of the Lusitania. It was a ship that was shot by a German submarine with many missiles. What caused the explosion to be so big was that the Lusitania was carrying a lot of ammunition and explosives.

A picture from the Progressive era that was made to show the conflict from the protest.

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World War II (1939-1945)

          In the early 1930's Hitler gained power of Germany. The Nazi Concepts was that he though that one race is better than the other he is saying that Germans are better that Jews. Hitler was killing Jews and putting them into concentration camps. Later on Hitler was then on April 30, 1945 at the end of WWII. After his death the Jews where now free and where now able to be free and live a normal life. Hitler was a cruel man he was getting all kinds of Jewish artifacts so when the Jewish race was gone he could make a museum to show how they lived. Adolf Hitler liked Jews until him and his "Jewish" girlfriend broke up. Also as Hitler younger he was in a battle and he got injured in the war and was helped by a Jewish man.

Modern Era (2001-Present)

          During the Modern Era there where 31 wars fought. One of the main ones is the Iraq War this was a major war there where over 500,000 deaths/casualties. This war was indicated by indiscriminate ballistic missile attacks. This war was started by the dictator Saddam Hussein. He was killed on December 30, 2006 by American soldiers. Now there are lots of terrorist groups in Iraq one of the major ones was led by Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was a very bad person he lead the group Al-Qaeda. Al-Quaeda was known for knocking the twin towers down by crashing planes into the sides of them. They also flew a plane into the Pentagon and the Pentagon took some damage. There where tones of deaths when the Twin Towers fell. There where 2,996 people that were killed in the attack and there where 19 hijackers. The pressure from the Twin Towers falling down lots of the bodies where not even found because they basically turned into dust. Then in May 2, 2011 Osama bin Laden was assassinated by American Navy Seals.

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