The American Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865, and this four-year period solidified the existing divide of our nation between the North and the South. Northern and Southern states have been culturally separated for over one hundred and fifty years. How can an event that took place so long ago still be influencing current opinions? The differences in the way the Civil War has been taught in Northern and Southern States is the reason we as a nation are still culturally divided.
Kelley Stevens is a senior at Kent State Stark, majoring in history. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school and continuing research on the American Civil War. She hopes to work in a museum. She enjoys reading and spending time outside.