What If The South Won The Civil War Essay

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A question that everyone asks themselves. What if the outcome of the civil war would have been different? What if the south would have won the war? The nation as we know it would be different. First off, all the trigger events in the civil war would have changed. If the south would have won key battles the outcome of the war would have changed. Second, the short-term impacts of the civil war would have changed. African-Americans would still be slaves, and Americans lives would have shifted. Also, the long-term impacts of the civil war would have been different. The leadership of the U.S would have changed, and our government system would have changed too. Our founding ideals we live by today, gone. If the South had won the civil, war the U.S.let alone the world as we know it would be different. For the south to have won the civil war, key trigger events had to have changed. The battle of Gettysburg would have been one of these events. The battle of Gettysburg ended with the south surrendering to the north. If the north would have surrendered, the outcome would have changed considerably. If the South would have won the battle of Gettysburg, they would have earned land that the north would have won. The South victory would have also…show more content…
The leadership of the U.S would be strictly non-colored. Leaders such as President Obama, Tim Scott, or Shirley Chisholm would not exist. The white people would rule the government causing many great laws to go out the window. Such as the civil rights act of 1866, The enforcement act of 1871, or even the Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Life as we know it would be different. The citizens of the U.S. would not have equal rights, and terrorist organizations could be pardoned from jail. Government life and leadership would be different if the south won the civil

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