The South’s Decision STOP! Drop everything you’re doing and think! Why did the Southern states secede from the Union? Was it because of the South’s desire to be their own government or did they just do it for no good reason. The Northern States and the Southern States have always been different.
Fighting for what’s right The United States of America is peaceful, however, the USA wasn’t always a peaceful, slave-free area. In 1787, in order to “create a more perfect union,” 13 states joined together. The men who wrote the Constitution had hope for the future of the Union, but they knew their dream for the Union to last forever was nearly impossible. The real question being stated is The Civil War: Why Did Texans Fight?
The argument boils down to the fact that the South would rather “make war...then let the Union survive” however, the North was willing to “accept war rather than let it perish” showing us that the South was fighting for the money while the North was fighting for the idea and the hope that the Founding Fathers have planted.
In response, Southerners threatened to succeed from the union due to their view that this infringed on their individual rights and damaged the backbone of their livelihood. Additionally, the regional economies impacted views on westward expansion and whether new territories or states should permit the institution, such as California This resulted in a major increase in the stress between the regions due to each region wanting equal representation. Although members of the government attempted to compromise to even out the number of slave and non slave states, such as the Compromise of 1850, there were countless times that the two regions struggled over the laws of slavery and the territories that it should be permitted, further increasing the ideological and political divide and leading to the secession of the Southern states.
The loss of personnel always outweighed the gain in ground by the Confederate
This battle was also a Confederate victory. In this battle, Stonewall came up with a genius plan of splitting up the Confederate soldiers and sending them behind the unaware Union soldiers. Stonewall Jackson came up with this plan because the Confederate army was completely outnumbered and there was no way they could win, gun to gun. A quote what supports the fact that Stonewall was a genius military strategist states: “Northern soldiers were caught almost completely unaware and quickly succumbed to panic and rout, resulting in one of the most striking tactical victories of the war.” (Hamner).
The North had beaten the South in the Civil War. The North won the war for many reasons; they had some advantages over the South, a great leader, and the desire to win. The North and South fought many battles before the Civil War ended. Each battle had a different outcome and some encouraging the fight and some ended in despair.
They were fighting against themselves when they were all one country. What was this fighting about? Slavery. Our founding fathers wanted to abolish slavery right from the beginning when they wrote the Constitution. They knew though that the South would not ratify the Constitution if they had included the abolishment of slavery in it.
Another reason Texans fought in the Civil War was to protect the idea of State’s Rights. In Document C, the quote from O.M. Roberts, who was the resident of the Texas Secession Convention, said, “The crisis upon us involves not only the right of self-government but the maintenance of a great
Texas fought in the Civil War becuase of Texas Pride. The Texans were proud to say that they were apart of Texas and loved their great state.(D) “...I want to be home so bad…” wrote John Wesley Rabb to his family while he was fighting in the civil war.(D) He was fighting in the war and having to travel all over America, all he wanted to do was go home to Texas and his family. The Texan’s love for their country urged them to defend it in the war. Even though the Civil War was a fight between north and south, Texans were fighting for their state and pride.
Fight For Rights Why did Texans fight in the Civil War? This war lasted almost 4 years between the Union and the Confederacy. Many Texans thought they should take part in the war and they had a lot of reasons. Texans fought in the Civil War because they wanted to preserve slavery, support state’s rights, and because of their love for Texas. Slavery was a big part of Texas’ economy.
The Battle begins with General Burnside planning to attack the Union army but ended up failing because of a miscommunication at the Rappahannock River between general Burnside and general Halleck. During the dilemma for the Union, the Confederacy was able to occupy a strong position at Marye’s Heights. After the Union crossed, Burnside ordered his left wing to attack Lee’s right. General Meade of the Union then was able to temporarily break Jackson’s line but failed to send more troops in to capitalize on it.
The concept of slavery being taken away as a right led to the Southern states seceding, becoming a “country” of their own. They felt the North was not listening to them, and ignoring their rights clearly listed as an amendment. This amendment was included to gain the Southern states ratification of the constitution which ultimately led to the Civil War. The state having this type of power caused the Federalists to feel a bill of rights was redundant, but Anti-Federalists did not feel that it was written clear enough. They were not reassured.
The battle lasted for three days and it resulted in the confederates’ defeat. This battle is considered a major turning point in the war because it forced the confederates to be put on the defensive side and it ended General Robert E. Lee’s biggest attempt to invade Union territory. The Union had some advantaged over the confederates such as having better weapons, telegraphs, and leadership. Whereas the Confederates were able to fight on land that they knew so they had “home” advantage. The disadvantaged for the confederacy were that the Union blocked many of the trading ports so that the Confederates’ economy was destroyed, also, the confederates had many guns and weapons, but they struggled to get enough men to enlist.
Another way he helped the outcome of the war is by winning at Vicksburg and Petersburg. One confederate leader was General George Pickett. He helped the course of the war by leading “15,000 men in a daring charge against the center of the union line” (Stoff 506). This was known as Pickett’s charge but it was an easy win for the union. To get to the union army “Pickett’s men would have to march 1,000 yards across