In retrospect, there are multiple reasons for the South’s loss or for the North’s victory. One of the reasons the North’s victory was their superiority in manpower. Lincoln had at his disposal a population of 22,000,000, compared with a Southern population of 9,000,000, which included 3,500,000 slaves whom they dared not arm. The key difference was, as casualties grew for the Union Army, they reluctantly turned to African Americans. This provided a far larger base from which to draw troops, even though it has been suggested that Southerners were keener to join up than their Union counterparts.
The war was triggered by the victory of Abraham Lincoln in the elections of 1860. FACTORS THAT MADE THE CIVIL WAR IRREPRESSIBLE In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat.
In 1913 the value of American trade was about $2 billion, but by 1916 it had risen to $6 billion. Due to the war new markets developed. The British navy blocked German food exports leaving America to experience a 300% rise in food exports. With the introduction of new markets came; reduced unemployment, new foreign investments and an increased reliance from Great Britain on US loans which were raised in New York. This meant the US became the world’s Creditor nation and the financial capital moved from London to New York.
Although abolition was to be one of the major results of the Civil War, the war was fought for nationalistic reasons, not to destroy slavery. The Confederacy found a great commander while many of the northern generals in the early stages of the war proved indecisive. Gradually Lincoln’s stock rose and the Confederacy faced greater problems than the North. The Confederacy had to create an entire administration under pressure and it contained no broad authorization for laws designed to advance general welfare. B. Fort Sumter (1861)- the Confederates had seized most federal property in the south except for two strongholds Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens.
Warren G. Bennis The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. Ken Blanchard Under the leadership of Generals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson, it is generally thought that the Confederate military benefited with generals and officers that were superior to that of the Union. In reality, the skill of both the Confederate and Union generals was far more level than is usually believed. The Union itself was able to draw a significant number of officers at the outbreak of the war. In 1861, when the war was finally underway and all possible officers were called in for both the Union and the Confederacy, the Northern army had over nine-hundred officers while the Confederate army had less than three-hundred officers.
How far do you agree that the Bolsheviks won the civil war of 1918-1921 because they controlled more people and had access to more weapons? I believe that the Bolsheviks winning the civil war, was not totally to do with their access to more weapons and had more people on side. Of course this is quite a big factor to why they did win the war, but there also other factors such Trotsky’s leadership of the red army and the territory that they had control over and also similarly the great tactics they used to win their battles. The Bolsheviks did control much more people and did have bigger access to more weapons than the white army. This is a massive key factor to why the Bolsheviks had won the war because without the people that they controlled they would of not of been able to make all the weapons and the most essential things that they needed to win the war against the whites.
During this time 11 southern slave states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy, witch fought against all states allowing slavery (free states) known as the Union. Although slavery was an attribute to the cause of the Civil War, it was not as simplistic as to just freeing the slaves. However there were more reasons that led to this grave battle like secession, as the War between the States emerged over tensions due to industrialization, state and federal rights, slave and non-slave provisions, and the election of Abraham Lincoln. During this time the North had a diverse and fast growing economy based on industry, mining, commerce and transportation like the railroad, with a large and growing population without the use of slavery north of the border states. However the South was driven by a workforce that thrived off the plantation system, which was basically the use of slaves.
Abraham Lincoln saved our country from dividing into 2 separate unions and basically saved our country. He kept our country together when we were about to split due to the civil war and slavery. The South wanted to split from the North and become their own country. They wanted to keep slavery while the North and Lincoln were against it. Lincoln helped unite the country during its biggest internal conflict in its history.
Our nation struggled to establish and economy but after years of becoming economically stronger and industrialized what we stood for would be forgotten. The civil war happened for many reasons; it reestablished what our country stood for and kept the union together. The differences between the north and south would eventually need to be resolved. War did not have to be the answer but if the war did not happen slavery could have gone on for much longer. When our country was established, inhabitants of the southern colonies shared a great deal with the northern colonist.
The South had a much smaller army and navy which was a significant factor to why the North won. The sheer manpower of the North can be seen as the main reason why the North won. The Southern states had a population of 9 million which is miniscule compared to the 22 million people Lincoln had at his disposal. Also a large number of the Southern population were slaves and the Southern leaders were unlikely to arm the slaves the North wanted to free. Slavery was the main reason why the North and South divided and went to war.