for this essay we had to have an interview. if and when you use this, you'll need to change the parts in the 2nd paragraph that mention a teacher at my high school. thank you.
In order for our country to get to the point it is at right now, many wars have been fought and many great sacrifices have been made. The Civil war may be the most important event in the history of the United States. The war abolished slavery and reunited the country. The war brought the ideals of liberty, equality, human dignity, and justice, to reality. Without the Civil War, our country wouldn't be the way it is right now. So much happened with the war that it would be nearly impossible to talk about it all, but there were many key events and people who took part in the it that shouldn't be left out of here, and that's what you'll learn about.
I interviewed Mr. Dan Christensen, who is a social science teacher here at our school. He's been teaching about the Civil War for the past 21 years, and has also taken some classes on Civil War reenactment. He said that the war was probably the second most important event in the history of our country, but it affected a much greater number of people. It falls in just behind the American Revolution, and without it we wouldn't even have the United States. The way things were going in our country, it would have crumbled without going to war, and it defined our country as a free nation (Dan Christensen).
The war began on April 12, 1861 and ended during May of 1865. There was never a formal declaration of war, and there wasn't an armistice or a treaty saying that it was...