Why Did The North Win The Civil War Essay

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The Civil war was a bloody war, infact the bloodiest in American history. When the war started, everyone thought of the Confederate States of America was just a puny rebellion that would be put down quickly, but proved a worthy opponent. People’s view on the South changed and people expected them to win the war, but they didn’t. So how did the North win the Civil War? Well, I believe the Union States of America won the war with their industrialization, ease of transportation of troops, information and supplies, and their will to fight and ideals. Compared to the south’s veteran and their knowledge of the land, the Union’s advantages won out. During the war, the North had better technology for mass producing and creating new weapons …show more content…

At the beginning of the war, many men living in the Northern states enlisted in the army almost instantaneously due to the thrill of battle and adventure. Little did they know, that the war was going to cost a lot of them their lives. Soldiers not only listed for adventure, many enlisted for money and their ideals for example, abolishment of slavery, preserving the union, and etc. Compared to the South, the Union had many more soldiers, the Confederacy had to enforce drafting laws while the Union did not have to enforce them as strictly. Propaganda helped future soldiers find their will to fight and enlist in the army, posters and slogans made men and even women and children want to enlist in the army, and soon after the Emancipation Proclamation, former slaves also wanted in on the war. This led to the creation of the first all black regiment. “Early in February 1863, the abolitionist Governor John A. Andrew of Massachusetts issued the Civil War’s first official call for black soldiers. More than 1,000 men responded. They formed the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first black regiment to be raised in the North.”(History.com) The former slaves, escaped slaves, and freedmen were valuable in battle. They proved worthy at the Battle of Ft.Wagner and showed their might in many others throughout the Civil War, with a will to fight and high morale, there is nothing that could stop a soldier and his rifle other than

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