Advantages and Disadvantages of the North and the South When the Union and the Confederacy were fighting each other during the Civil War, there were many factors that impacted the final results. Which side would you rather be on? Both the North and the South had many advantages and disadvantages that may have won or cost them the war. An extreme advantage of the North was that they had almost three times the population of the South. This was of obvious importance because they had more citizens to defend their side of the war.
Lesson 2 Journal Entry Objective 1 1. I would guess the main causes of the Civil War would be the issue of slavery and the opposing views of each section of the United States. Since Northerners were beginning to oppose slavery, the South saw that as a threat to their economy. While the North embraced change, the South wanted to continue the static lifestyle. These causes ultimately led to the Civil War, which was a turning point in American history because of its radical results.
In fact, the common idea that the Civil War was fought over slavery is in great part a falicy. While being a portion of what was fought over, the abolition of slavery which was not a moral dilemma in society at the time seem small when compared to things like expansion westward and cession of the southern states from the Union, forming their own constitution, printing currency and even electing their own president, were much bigger issues, which without ironing out, would have made the US much smaller and arguably weaker than it is
Why was the Republican Party so successful in Presidential elections in the years 1968-88? There are many reasons why the Republican Party was so successful in the Presidential elections in 1968-88 such as election strategies, finance, personalities, successes as Presidents, and the weakness of Democratic contenders. However the main reason for the success of the Republican’s was due to the economy as this was a very important factor for the American people so if the economy was good then they would vote for the party that improved the economy, but if the economy was bad then they would vote for the opposite party. The economy was of great importance for the Republican’s success from 1968-1988 as depending on the state of the economy this would determine which party the Americans would vote for. During this time period, the Republican presidents managed to obtain a good economy and managed to improve it which would lead to more Republicans being elected in the future.
The South could win by literally just outlasting the North’s advantages. Even though the North had soldiers in greater numbers, they had to leave more soldiers behind to secure their already owned land. Which became a weakness for them. The South thought slavery would be good for them. While the white men were fighting, the slaves had to continue laboring on farms or supporting the South’s war efforts.
One of the most debated topics in American history is on what the motivation was for the soldiers and people of both sides to go to war. In a conflict fought mainly by volunteers, the reasons are many and different reasons exist for those on different sides and over time their reasons may have changed. Another question is whether or not soldiers were motivated by the same reasons/ideals by their political leaders, to which I say in the most part yes, although there are some exceptions. However in general the main reasons why the soldiers and leaders on both sides went to war came down to the cultural/structural differences between the South and the North, the issue of slavery, for “their nation”, to fight for their homes and to fight for their
New policies such as the Free Soil Appeal angered southerners because it limited the southern power in the federal government and sought to bar slavery in the new western territory. Slavery became very important in the south due to the expansion of farming lands plus an increase in the demand for cotton. This required the need for free labor or slave labor in order for the southerners to be able to afford such vast expansions. When considering all of the factors that caused the civil war Lincoln is only responsible for that cause in the event that he was elected President. There were many other causes that steered the country into a civil war including the fight between slave holding and non-slave states, the dispute between state versus federal rights, and economical and social differences between the two divisions none of which were Lincoln’s fault.
England would ultimately win the battle, but much to the endurance of heavy losses, both military and civilian. So this leads to the question; what ultimately lead to England’s triumph, and Germany’s loss? I propose that England’s victory can be attributed to two separate, yet incredibly decisive factors. The success of
Slavery Slavery is often viewed as an embarrassment to America’s History. Yet, without it, America would not be the great establishment that it is today. The arrival of African slaves helped build a strong economy in Colonial North America. Early settlers ventured to the New World for several reasons, but the most important one was gold. Colonists in Virginia were more concerned about wealth than they were with surviving and learning how to live off of the land.