US History From 1865 to Present

US History From 1865 to Present - Why did the South secede...

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Why did the South secede when they did? --Election of Lincoln; South saw Abe as threat; Couldn’t promise to end slavery, but could promise to keep slavery from spreading to other states How and why did the North’s goals in the Civil War change? Why: New ideology of slavery: it’s wrong; The rest of the world abolishing slavery; Anti-slavery was new concept; US only slave society that reproduced itself --Constitution was formed during anti-slavery sentiments; North wanted to end slave trade, not slavery itself. How: Emancipation Proclamation; War to preserve Union became War of emancipation; Army until the Civil War was army to preserve slavery, now Army of Liberation Were there any possibilities that the Civil War would have ended differently than it did? --South wasn’t irresponsible to star war fighting defensive war; didn’t have to win, just didn’t have to lose; less men, couldn’t afford to lose men --Almost all whites in CSA could fight, slaves tended the farm --North fighting offensive war had to conquer; fighting vastly larger area; not as many able to fight, no slaves
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course HIST 2620 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.

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