Even with all of the wars going on today, the Civil War is still considered the worst war in American history. The main reason is because the death toll is close to one million soldiers, and there are also people that have not been accounted for to this day.
The main reason for this war was the strife the north and the south had regarding the Constitution. This strife mainly had to do with slavery. There many people in the south who made their living off of slaves, but the people in the north had enough of it.
This war made America look like two countries, and it was still only a few states at the time. Americans being divided meant an even smaller America. Luckily, the north was able to win over the south, which meant slavery was abolished. Consequently, America was becoming the greatest and wealthiest country in the world.
Today, people do not thing the Civil War plays a part in society. However, it plays a big part. First off, whether in the north or the south, many people live on a piece of ground where the Civil War was fought and either won or lost. This makes people relate to the war, and some people can still smell the blood of wounded soldiers.
This war also plays a big part in African American culture. Many plays, gatherings, and statues are dedicated to the Civil War. These things continue to bring the African-American community and the community as a whole together more and more.