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Why Did the Civil War Last Four Years?

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Ijahala Pottinger

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Lincoln decided to change the reason for fighting once it became clear that the North might lose.
Goal of North then became abolition of slavery.
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
So... if the Union had all the important material advantages... why did the Civil War last four years?
Essential Question:
Why Did the
Civil War
Last
Four Years
?

Ijahala Pottinger
Nicole Chesley
Alexandra Curry
Clarisse Rizzi
Sept. 22, 2014
Period: 4

the opposing sides
U
S
A
C
S
A
Advantages:
Advantages:

Population- Union
outnumbered the Confederacy

by a ratio of 2.5 : 1
Larger
railroad network (
better
transportation)
Industrialization
Established government
Stronger
navy
"Outstanding" Leadership
Control over
more
iron- make
more
weapons
Skillful
political leader (A.Lincoln)
Strong
military tradition
Military strategy- did not need to attack or conquer the N. Only had to avoid defeat in order to win the war.
Leadership
More
volunteers
Morale- most white Southerners willing to fight to protect their way of life.
(support!!)
Expandable troops
Incentives
Did not have to travel far for battle
the opposing sides
Disadvantages:
Disadvantages:
u
s
a
c
s
a
South experienced
more damage
due to

fighting on own land.
Rely on
imports from
Europe
.
Almost
NO
industry.
Inadequate
transportation system.
Fewer
factories.
Incredibly
smaller
population.
More than 1/3 of population =
enslaved
.
Fighting
mostly within
the South.
Hostile
local populations.
Access
only
to Southern transportation.
Divided
opinion;
shaky support
until end.
Invading
unfamiliar
land.
The war's beginnings...
Showdown-like; people gathered around in picnics.
Began as military effort with limited political objectives.
North = reunification
South = independence
North had no direct purpose to fight as hard as South.
South fighting for way of life, economy, heritage, and land.
the changing war
Both sides were pretty much fighting for the same reason... but they were still
VERY

different (any guesses?)
Confederacy - Secure independence from the North and to establish an independent nation free from Northern political oppression and the repression of slavery.
Political Aims of Both Sides:
Union - Reconcile the Union, while its mid-war goal became to reunite states under a Union in which slavery was not tolerated.
The war from beginning to end would be a noble crusade for democracy for white people.


The war from beginning to end would be a noble crusade for democracy for all people, not just in America, but throughout the world.
Political Aims of Both Sides
As the war continued, the Confederacy's goal remained the same...
BUT
the Union's goal changed.
Answer:

To preserve a way of life.
Union's political strategy to-do list
___ Invade the confederacy and destroy its will to resist.
___ Obtain loyalty of border states.
Maryland
,
Delaware
,
Kentucky
,
Missouri
,
W. Virginia

(1863)
2/3 South's white population
geographically strategic
___ Construct naval blockade of Confederate coastline.
___ Prevent European powers from aiding the Confederacy.
change issue to slavery
confederacy's political strategy To-do list
___ Defend Confederate land.
___ Prevent the North from destroying the Confederate army.
___ Break the Union's will to fight.

The CSA's strategies were actually pretty simple:
WORKS CITED:
1) http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist110/unit4/CivilWar.html
2) http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/faq/
3) Ms. Stein's Civil War Handout
4) American History by Alan Brinkley
CSA: slavery system
USA: united nation
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