To keep the confederacy and maintain slavery. 2. Describe the Northern/Union advantages and disadvantages during the Civil War. More fighting men Industrial capacity Navy Slow Money Railroads Farmland Weak motivation Officers not aggressive enough Inexperienced Believed war would be over quickly Great leadership 3. Describe the Southern/Confederate advantages and disadvantages during the Civil War.
The flag of the Confederacy was also another symbol of Southern Nationalism. “The Confederate government quickly became for the South, the successor to the federal government at Washington. A flag, the “ Stars and Bars,” was adopted for the new republic after a study by a committee that concluded that keeping the United States “Stars and Stripes” would be impractical and unpatriotic.” Southerners feared that white supremacy was in danger and feared slave rebellions. This was heightened by national events like John Brown’s Raid. This unified the South against the abolition of slavery
There are occasions that cause for political activist to take a stand. Benjamin Banneker and Florence Kelley address social issues with slavery and child labor laws, while John F Kennedy discuss economic issues with private vs public interests. As American society attempts to alter their progress in social equality and economic balance, it has stumbled upon obstacles. Americans strive to achieve greatness, yet the abuse of power and wealth stands in the way. As Banneker addresses Thomas Jefferson, he compels him to realize the effect slavery had on slaves.
Through the analysis of his speech, it is evident that Lincoln was aiming at preserving the union and this made a great contribution to American Civil War. His act of preserving the union was for the sole purpose of strengthening the country and bring it closer through his ideas that were open minded. Through his speech we can point out the cause of the civil war, the people responsible for it, the consequences of the war and also why his inauguration speech is considered important in early history of America. The actual event was propelled by the victory of the Union which was attained only after a lot of blood was shed and the results were the abolition of slavery. Even though slavery had lasted for a longer period of time, the civil war was also long.
The Civil War was a monumental bloodshed, which was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States, from 1861 to 1865. The primary cause of the war was the Southern states' desire to preserve the institution of slavery, which did not please the beliefs of the North. At the beginning of the Civil War, twenty-two million people lived in the North and 9 million people, which included four million of whom were slaves, lived in the South. The North, led by President Abraham Lincoln and his trusted generals, had more money, more factories, more horses, more railroads, and more food than the south. These advantages made the United States much more powerful than the Confederate States, which ultimately led to Northern victory.
The south’s economy also halted due to the union’s barricade thus causing a halt in their cotton distribution. The south’s plan to gain the assistance from Britain also failed when the motivation behind the Civil war switched gears to slavery. However, despite all the disadvantages the south did have some pros over the union. Some military advantages include more advanced military leadership. Some big names in the south’s chain of command included Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “stonewall” Jackson and both proved to be extremely valuable when it came to their strategic placement of their men on the battlefield.
This helps us to understand the motives for Indian Removal.Wallace explains the different reasons why the Indians were removed from their land without blaming it on Jackson. He does this by pointing out the growth of the Industrial Revolution, the high demand for more cotton, and the promise that was made to purchase the Native American land in Georgia by the federal government. This all adds to the historical period by show different points of view of topics we thought for sure were only one way. All of them show how it’s not just one factor that makes things happen, but multiple factors that influence events. This
The result was the issuing of the “Emancipation Proclamation.” Despite the fact that it merely freed the slaves in the states of the Confederacy where the Union had no power, leaving the institution of slavery untouched in the border states still loyal to the Union, satisfied the demands of blacks and abolitionists at least for the moment. The great value of the Proclamation, besides building support among blacks and abolitionists, was that it brought fear, chaotic despair and deprived the Confederacy of much of its valuable black laboring force. Another aspect of the Emancipation Proclamation was its effect in helping to promote the Draft Riots, which occurred throughout the North in 1863. In July of 1863 produced a violent four-day uprising in New York City in which as many as 100 people died.  White workers, who in the first place were fearful of the competition of blacks for almost non-existent jobs, were not increasingly angry at being drafted to fight a war (especially when the rich could buy their way out of having to serve) which would free more blacks to come north to compete for
The blockade also had a significant impact on international trade. The blockade had a negative impact on the economies of other countries as well as the Confederacy. Areas with textile production in foreign countries that relied on the cotton harvest from the Southern states went into large periods of unemployment. French producers of wine, brandy and silk also suffered when their markets in the Confederacy were cut off. “Although Confederate leaders were confident that Southern economic power would compel European powers to intervene in the Civil War on behalf of the Confederacy, Britain and France remained neutral despite their economic problems, and later in the war developed new sources of cotton in Egypt and India.” Over time, the Union