The city of New Orleans recently took down monuments related to what U.S. military conflict? – 2017

The city of New Orleans recently took down monuments related to what U.S. military conflict?


U.S. Civil War




In a move met with heated debate, New Orleans has begun removing monuments of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Among the removals were statues of Confederate Generals Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and Robert E. Lee. Another monument commemorated a 1874 insurrection a white supremacist militia carried out in New Orleans. In addition to the bickering that has occurred at the removals, the action has resulted in lawsuits, threats to contractors and even one contractor”s car being set on fire. Legislators have also taken action to stall future removals. With tensions running high, who knows how intense future changes will be? Source: The New York Times





American Civil War, also called War Between the States, four-year war (1861–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America


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