Media is often times known as the main means of communication regarded collectively. However, it means something much more to a majority of the population. A majority of the population, including myself, would say it is everything, on the internet and off, around us. It is almost a necessity in today’s world to be media literate (ability to understand how to use the media.) Without an understanding of media literacy, one could easily fall out of the loop as to what is going on in the world. Communication would easily fall out of place without an understanding of media and populations will become extremely isolated from one another. Facebook is an excellent example of a source of media. Many people from around the world can get on this one site to communicate with anyone in the world with a click of a button. This communication brings us together more closely as a population and often times intertwine one with another. With this greater understanding of one another, international violence could be limited.
In addition to Facebook, another great source of media is Twitter. Twitter is a social networking site in which an individual can post their thoughts and pictures, as well as observe and comment on other’s posts. This site is often times the source of a lot of drama due to the idea that one can “tweet” or post whatever is on their mind regardless of whether or not it is appropriate or not. While this site connects us with one another, it comes with a lot of responsibility that most people do not understand. Twitter could create hostility between groups of people or bring them closer together depending all on what one “tweets.” Both Facebook and Twitter have an arsenal of tools that one can either use for hostility or for peace.
The civil war brought up several controversies within the U.S. lifestyle such as blacks being bought and sold for slavery, families being broken up, and the treatment of slaves like farm animals. The evil opposition in the south argued that blacks deserved to be treated like this for they are sub-human and were made to be put into slavery. At no other time in American history was the nation more polarized over any issue. However, in the end the brave north prevailed restoring justice to our now solitude nation.
Starting April 12, 1861 at 4:30 A.M. Confederates under General Beauregard opened fire with fifty cannons upon Fort Sumter ultimately putting a start to The Civil War. In response, the once peaceful north is forced to react with force. We strategically formed a blockade against southern ports, starving them of their required resources. This act turned the war into an “economic war” where we continued to pull ahead due to our independent economic system.
The first major battle was the battle of Bull Run where our union soldiers fought bravely but unfortunately suffered a close loss. Intelligently, our leader Lincoln used this to our advantage tricking the confederates into believing we were weak. The south continued to advance onto our turf where we were able to ambush them and take back our territory.
With a steady, constant and strong push back the confederate knew that they had to do something drastic to stop the seemingly unstoppable work horse otherwise known as the Union. This opportunity would arise at the Battle of Gettysburg. Thinking they had the advantage, the Confederate soldiers ran into a trap set up by the wise generals of the north. The union slaughtered them here proving that their strength is absolute.
At this point, the confederate was in such bad shape that they had no other choice but to surrender to the union. General Robert E. Lee met General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia and surrendered his forces. With honor and mercy, Grant accepted their defeat and continued to develop the north and south in a powerful force now known indisputably as the United States of America.
Rewritten to strengthen the appearance of the union and to show the mercy of Grant.