Similarities In The Civil War

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I believe there were some similarities in the Civil War between The North and The South, but there were also a lot of differences with technology, and The North had the advantage. In the Spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern united states over issues including states rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War(1861-1865). The election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven states to secede. (Causes) The North may have won the war, but The South won a lot of battles too. The first battle of The Civil War was at Bull Run, Union forces surrounded Washington D.C. in hope of capturing Manassas, VA, which was a key railroad, but the confederate troops gathered in a creek and waited for union troops at Bull Run. This was the first large battle of the war. The Confederate forces defeated the Union. The Battle of Shiloh was right after Union dispersed troops into the West as well as the East. Ulysses S. Grant led his army to Tennessee and continued to advance. Confederate forces attacked near Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh, the bloodiest battle of The Civil War, had thousands of casualties between both armies in two days of fighting. A major Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was killed in the …show more content…

After the Southern States seceded they formed a government which followed the American Democratic Republic system. They both still divided the government into Legislature, Judicial, and Executive. They still followed the separation of powers in their governments. The economics of each relied heavily on farming, and used similar methods to do so such as, crop rotation, etc… The North may have gone through the industrial revolution, but still farming factored in just as much. In the North they raised wheat and corn primarily while the South relied on cotton and

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