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
Seward made the point that Slavery is only an intuition and can be removed from a state, and the state would remain, but if you remove freedom, it is no longer a state. He reminded everyone that there is an authority higher than the government, God, and that it was their responsibility to take care of everyone and all creation. William H. Seward closed his speech by stating that no free state would establish slavery, and if given the choice to go back no slave state would have established it. The Compromise of 1850 provoked various responses from different speakers, all agreeing the Union was in danger. The compromise was passed in order to protect United States from splintering, but it only delayed the war.
Patrick Henry’s claim in his speech to the Virginia Convention is war with England is the only way to win freedom and their desires because England makes this the only choice. Before Patrick went up there were other men that had spoken before him, these men were speaking their views on whether or not they should initialize the war. Once Patrick has his chance to say his part he believes that they should fight because England hasn’t been fair. Patrick states this basically by saying “An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us”. This is such a powerful statement because what he’s proposing is extremely dangerous.
He sets the atmosphere of righteousness within the North by using long, lengthy sentences and words like “dreaded” to describe how the North and the South felt about the “impending civil war”. In acknowledging the morals and humanity of the enemy, Lincoln boosts himself up showing that he is the “bigger man” essentially. Lincoln also says that the government before the Civil War tried to do nothing else “than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it [slavery]” showing everyone that the North did not try to abolish slavery but merely contain it. By that logic, the South would be the aggressor seeking to tear apart the Union by their desire for economic gains beyond what they already have. This would naturally make the audience even more eager to fight for the side of justice and
The speech’s main purpose is to persuade people to fight for their freedom. Patrick Henry’s speech is truly meant to persuade the Virginia Convention to prepare for war if the British government fails to comply to the needs of the convention. He uses an urgent and inspirational tone to deliver a thought provoking speech. This is essential to getting his point across, and that the need for assertiveness is significant. The convention was practically split in half, some wanting peace no matter what, and others who wanted immediate action toward the Britains.
The “Terms of a Military Convention” was signed by both generals saying that the war was over and the Union has won. The Confederates were now a part of the Union. The hardest law that the South had to follow was the abolishment of slavery. It hurt their economy very much, but it was better for the slaves to be able to have a free
In the speech of the Virginia convention the writer Patrick Henry known as the orator of Liberty. He wrote in all ways in this story, ethos, pathos, and logos. He wrote on going to war with Britain, because his fellow country people were eventually going to be taken over if they did not stand up and go to war with Britain. They would eventually become slaves for Britain, so Patrick Henry was trying to convince the people to stand up with their country to beat Britain. My story will be written on the ways Patrick Henry used ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade the people to go to war.
To Henry, it was important for him to convince the public to fight so they wouldn't back down from the British and risk becoming enslaved. During Patrick Henry's speech, he used a load of pathos when he informs the convention that things will without a doubt end very badly if they don’t take on the
THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN The First Battle of Bull Run and the impact on the confederacy and the war in general. To understand the First Battle of Bull Run you must know why the battle took place. You must appreciate both sides of the battle, the situations they faced, and how they thought they needed to overcome them. Before the Battle of Bull Run began there were states that was arguing over political power with the federal government which was later referred to as states’ rights. The federal government was trying to tell states to get rid of slavery without knowing if they could legally even tell them that.
One of reasons the confederacy failed was because the U.S. Congress, with Lincoln’s support, proposed the 13th amendment which would abolish slavery in America. Although the confederate peace delegation was unwilling to accept a future without slavery, the radical and moderate Republicans designed a way to takeover the reconstruction program. The Radical Republicans wanted full citizenship rights for African Americans and wanted to implement harsh reconstruction policies toward the south. The radical republican views made up the majority of the Congress and helped to pass the 14th amendment which guaranteed equality under the law for all citizens, and protected freedmen from presidential vetoes, southern state legislatures, and federal court decisions. In 1869, Congress passed the fifteenth amendment stating that no citizen can be denied the right to vote because of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” To destroy the confederacy and make the south rejoin the union, extreme legal measures such as passing amendments needed to be taken by the government to affirm Union’s power over the south.
The Civil War was moving north; General Robert E. Lee was on a victory spree. Lee wanted to push north to put a strain on Northern moral. He thought if they moved the war to the north that the Union would forfeit and let the south have independence. The south did not want to take the north; they just wanted
The book The Killer Angles is opened up with us viewing the Union Army through the eyes of a confederate spy that tells us everything you need to know about the armies and how each army was fairing at the time of Gettysburg as it gives you a rich back ground of the armies. When their all together they will outnumber you General (Shaara pg8). This book also allows you to peer inside the Southerns ' Great Generals minds and really get a feel of their character and what it was like to fight a war when you stand no real chance of winning. He had never believed in this invasion. Lee and Davis together over ruled him...when the enemy outnumbered and outgunned you.
The Civil is a war between two territories or more, the North and South in this case, were the two territories to fight for one goal. North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wanted to keep it. War didn’t start from one man hitting another, in fact the war had a cause to it. The Southern people were worried about the North establishing a new nation. Meaning to vote for a new president.
John B. Hood’s headquarters warned Gen. Joseph that they will be attacking the Confederates on the left .The attack was to weaken the Confederates and to destroy their supply lines. When the Confederates got word of the attack, they moved 2 groups of men back to prepare for a future attack. If they didn’t get word that he was going to be attacked from the left, his men would have been defenceless because he was protecting the right. William T. Sherman was forced to take extreme precaution when it came to this battle. If it weren 't for the battle of Ezra, the Confederates would still have plenty of supply lines to prepare for a variety of attacks.
Grant’s death would also be a huge blow to the Union. If Grant had died before he captured Fort Donelson, then most likely the fort would not have been lost to the Union. The downfall of Fort Donelson opened up Kentucky and Tennessee for Union advances. If the Confederacy had been able to secure Fort Donelson, it would have been much more difficult for the Union to control Kentucky and Tennessee, and might have delayed or even stopped Union control of the West. Grant’s leadership led to the fall of Vicksburg and Petersburg, and his aggressive tactics caused mass casualties for the Confederacy during the battles of Cold Harbor, Chattanooga,