So, there were not enough people to fight for the South in the War. Although the South had excellent commanders like Lee, it lacked the number of factories and industries in order to produce the needed War materials. Therefore, the North won the American Civil War because of their strong economy, their superiority in military and political leadership, the Confederate’s loss of will to win the War, South’s failure to use the resources properly, and some strategies that were formulated by North’s commanders to defeat the South. The secession of the South from the Union led the Civil War between these two brotherly states. Lincoln’s election as a president in 1860 triggered the Southerners decision to secede believing that Lincoln would restrict their rights to own slaves.
Just like these two there were many people who did not even like that there was a war in the first place but there was really no choice. Lincoln at one point did not even feel that he was capable enough of completely getting rid of slavery because he knew that it would cause problems in the future. He knew that abolishing slavery would turn the north and south against each other even more than it already had. (Pederson, Estell, & Kenneth, 1994). Just because he did not immediately take advantage of his position, probably do what any other would do today, and abolish slavery does not mean he supported it.
The failure of foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 can be attributed to many things. The combination of Henry's isolation from European affairs and the fact that his attempts to raise tax were ultimately unpopular failures, meant that he had no way to impose himself upon Europe. Even when he did manage to scrape together the finances needed for a strong foreign policy his reliance on his allies led to disaster. As soon as Henry took the throne in 1509, it was obvious that he was a king that wanted to fight a war. However, wars generally led to very expensive costs to the country.
The Battle of Gettysburg and the speech were four months apart from each other. In his Gettysburg Address Lincoln said that the Civil War was a test of whether or not a democratic nation could survive. He reminded Americans that their nation was founded on the belief that “all men are created equally”. Lincoln's aim in his speech was to give honor to the people who died fighting for our nation in hope that there would still be a nation in the end. Few people listened to the Gettysburg Address and it was a flat failure.
The Civil War is a vast and rich topic that was often shortened. Those shortcuts conducted to a miscomprehension of the events and a lack of information. The South vs. The South analyze and explain the political, economical and moral context that drove Southerners to war and it development. The author argues that this context and the fact that many southerners were against the Secession.
Seeing as though the Confederacy initially had an advantage over the Union as far as better generals and espiritu morale, the South seemed highly likely to win the war. In the book, Why the Confederacy Lost, the idea that the South had any chance of winning is combatted, while also proving why the North won. Although the North did not possess the knowledge of the land on which they fought, their ability to win was based purely on slaves, the South's demoralization and lack of ideology, their uniforms, and their odds against the South altogether; if the North had not have won, the end of slavery and even a civil war would have been inevitable with time. In the beginning, Grant wanted to mobilize every available man and apply pressure on all fronts. What was a better way to utilize every available man than to utilize slaves?
Military officials blamed inequities in the draft policy for the often slim talent pool from which they were forced to choose leaders. Many maintained that if the educated middle class had joined in the fight, a man of Lt. William Calley's emotional and intellectual stature would never have been issuing orders (My Lai: A . A Brief History with Documents, page 146, 162,
So there for he made some major mistakes in judgment. Interesting news to someone like me who is not the best in history, Washington and his army suffered some huge defeats in 1776. Washington never forgot what was at stake and he never gave up. This story also tells some
Under Generals Taylor and Scott, Davis was a veteran in the Mexican War, where he served as a colonel. He had experience as being Franklin Pierce's Secretary of War years before, but despite his experiences over Lincoln militarily, the military prowess of General Robert E. Lee in the Eastern Theater of War was unable to be matched by any other Confederate generals in the West, where Lincoln's officers had a large advantage. As opposed to Lincoln's flexibility as a leader, Lee was largely hindered by Jefferson Davis who was possibly too "controlling" when it came to fighting the war despite Lee's
In the beginning of the film Colonel Shaw is asked to lead an all black company of union soldiers which he accepted. Accepting a position of that nature was very unpopular of that time but being a leader as Colonel Shaw was, he saw the significant contributions that could be made. His main focus was winning the war for the Union, not gaining self gratitude by becoming a colonel or the benefits that came along with the position. As the leader of the Union soldiers Colonel Shaw made sure to staff his unit by strengths. His commanders were not your typical well rounded individuals but individuals who were strong in a particular area for which they were put in those positions so they could succeed.