American Neutrality Analysis

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The period of time from April 1861 to May 1865-also known as the American Civil War- marked a defining moment in the history of the United States. Several reasons can be taken into consideration to deduce not only why the Union won the war, but also to see why the South was unsuccessful. Norman A Graebner in his essay, “Northern Diplomacy and European Neutrality” and David M. Potter in “Jefferson Davis and the Political Factors in Confederate Defeat”, both discuss the factors that led to the North’s success in the Civil War. Though the South played a significant part in the agricultural business, leadership under Jefferson Davis destroyed this importance, and the North won the War because of the encouragement towards European Neutrality resulting
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