What would happen if the South won the Civil War?
First, had the Confederacy won the Civil War, slavery would have undoubtedly continued in the South. As a result of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Union victory, slavery was abolished. Secondly, it was well known prior to 1860 that slavery was the central issue dividing the country, not taxes or states’ rights.
Could the South have won the Civil War?
The South could ‘win’ the war by not losing, writes McPherson, but the North could win only by winning. Although outnumbered and lacking the industrial resources of the North, the Confederacy was not without advantages of its own. It was vastre miles the Federals would have to invade and conquer.
How long would slavery have lasted if the South won?
A southern victory in the Civil War would have extended slavery indefinitely. The political, legal, social and cultural framework of the South would have made it impossible to eliminate slavery in the 19th century.
Why did the South think they could win the war?
The South believed that it could win the war because it had its own advantages. The South felt that its men were better suited to fighting than Northerners. A disproportionate number of Army officers were from the South. Southerners rode horses and hunted much more than Northerners.
What would have happened if the South won at Gettysburg?
If General James Longstreet had commanded the Confederate forces at Gettysburg instead of Lee the Confederacy might very well have won the Civil War. The outcome of a Confederate victory would have been the break up of the United States but not quite as President Jeff Davis wanted.
How did the South last so long in the Civil War?
One reason why the Civil War lasted four years is that the South had better military generals than the North had. Many of the military schools were located in the South, and the generals tended to fight on the side that their home state had supported.
Why did the South lose?
The South lost the war because the North and Abraham Lincoln were determined to win it. Historian and author of ten books about the war. The South lost because it had inferior resources in every aspect of military personnel and equipment.
What are the real reasons for the Civil War?
What led to the outbreak of the bloodiest conflict in the history of North America? A common explanation is that the Civil War was fought over the moral issue of slavery. In fact, it was the economics of slavery and political control of that system that was central to the conflict.