Apush Chapter 21 Essay

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Chapter 21 14. The effect the Battle of Bull Run had on the South was a positive effect. They won the war and were able to show the North that they did have power. The war had a negative effect on the north. It showed how weak their army was and that it was going to be a long bloody war and that the confederacy was powerful. 15. The grand strategy of the North to win the war was the anaconda plan. George McClellan decided a water-borne approach to Richmond, the capital of the South, but because the strategy failed, the Union turned to total war. The plan was to blockade, divide and conquer. 16. What was questionable in the blockade was that the North would also seize British ships and send them to the South. The British did nothing about this because they knew that if they ever went to was against America and had to use blockade they would have to do the same thing. 17. Antietam was probably the most decisive battle in the Civil War because it helped find the purpose of war. Jefferson Davis was very close to winning the war that day but because the Union was very powerful any kind of help they could have received from Europe was gone. Then Lincoln used the power of the war to announce his emancipation proclamation. This helped show that the moral purpose of the war was to end slavery to restore the union. 18. The Emancipation Proclamation had important consequences because it stated that Lincoln would free slaves in places he couldn’t, and not free slaves in places he could. Also many soldiers left the war after they found out that they were fighting for the abolition of slaves. 19. The number of soldiers in the Union began to decrease so they allowed African-Americans to join. By the end of the war 10% of the Union army was African-American. But they were not treated as soldiers by the south, and on one occasion at Fort Pillow, all the African-Americans were

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