Day 21 Southern Politics and the Confederate War Effort

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Southern Politics and the Confederate War Effort Growing division, mutal criicism in the south o Inability to deal with problems the South is facing o Early in the war and continued to damage the war effort in South Supporters of war and independence Absence of 2 party system o No alternate to current leadership o Consequences for going against the controlling party in 2 party system Provided discipline o No discipline in the 1 party system Became apparent when Davis addressed Southern Congress o Said Confederacy needed 350,000 more men o 750,000 more arms, cannons etc. o then added that he didn’t know where they were going to get it Length of war was causing people to rethink their involvement Confederate Congress refused to levy bigger federal taxes on the citizens o Had to rely on loans and paper money When Confederate Congress passed a war tax, Southern state governments printed up paper money to pay the taxes o Exchanges of worthless money South reacted more as individuals, not united Alexander Stephens-VP o Turned against Davis’ government o Thought it was too tyrannical
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2009 for the course HIST 4055 taught by Professor Royster during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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