However, the Northern states doesn’t require slaves in their mills and factory which is a clear difference between the South and North that eventually leads to war. The South was greatly dependent toward slaves but the North didn’t have a reason to have slaves. Northern states are responsible for the blame of cornering the South because they disagree with slaves but is immensely dependent toward the South which is greatly dependent toward the slaves to harvest the cotton. It is not an exaggeration to say the North was hypocritical. Northern states were being stubborn and didn’t try to understand why the South wanted or needed the slaves when they used cotton which is harvested from the slaves to develop their econ... ... middle of paper ... ...North caused economical damage to the South.
The South grew cotton, which was its main cash crop and many Southerners knew that heavy reliance on slave labor would hurt the South eventually, but their warnings were not heeded. The South was based on a totalitarian system. Constitutionally the North favored a loose interpretation of the United States Constitution, and they wanted to grant the federal government increased powers. The South wanted to reserve all undefined powers to the individual states themselves. The South relied upon slave labor for their economic well being, and the economy of the North was not reliant on such labor or in need of this type of service.
While some historians claim the blockade was one of the major causes of the collapse of the Confederacy, others contend that it was hopelessly ineffective. Overall, in terms of closing off ports, capturing ships, and stopping supply lines, the blockade was ineffective. The very concept of closing off shipping on a 3,600 mile coast studded with inlets and inner channels with a numerically insignificant navy was a highly unrealistic goal and the Union could not accomplish it. For the first few years, there was virtually no blockade, and the blockade runners entered and cleared Southern ports with minimal risks. Only very late in the war was it actually more effectively enforced, but by that time the war had basically been decided.
Industry had not completely taken over in those areas, and because the tariff would limit trade in the New England ports, it would directly effect the New England economy. Webster took a strong stand in opposing this tariff for these very reasons, he in order to maintaining the well being of the northern states. Webster also stood against Clay's insistence for better transportation amongst the states. He went along with the New England belief that better roads would encourage migration towards the lands of the West, therefore dwindling the population of the Northern states. John Calhoun, a representative from South Carolina, also played a large roll in the congressional debates in the early 1800's.
The South also believed that they, as a state, had the right to secede from the union if they pleased. Based on the above analysis of the facts, the Civil War was, in fact, inevitable because of the lack of compromise between the two sides. Economically, slaves are what kept the Southern economy running. The slaves were needed to pick cotton, which was the biggest Southern export at the time. Giving up slaves in the South would only decline their economy and put the North on top.
When looking at economic factors in the Civil War, we find that the war had a devastating effect on the South and a converse effect on the North. Because of the Northern blockade and the disconnection of Southern farmers from markets in the North, sales of cotton became nearly impossible. In the North, the war produced the same suffering as in the South, but "it also produced prosperity and economic growth by giving a major stimulus to both industry and agriculture," says Brinkley (Brinkley 384). Since all Southern products were out of reach for Northern Americans, the North enacted a completely natio... ... middle of paper ... ...rs a sense of nationalism by letting them know that they didn't need help from other countries or from the seceded Southern states. Conversely, Confederate soldiers often disapproved of the Confederate president's own decisions for the South, rather than joint decisions with his cabinet.
Other valuable targets to the Union included excess livestock, railroad tracks and depots, and cotton and tobacco fields. Perhaps most critical to General Sherman was to defeat the Confederate spirit. “When requesting permission to proceed with his campaign Sherman wrote to General Grant ‘I can make this march and make Georgia howl.’” (Woodworth) Sherman’s presence in the heart of the South was an insult to the pride of local residents, and the fact the Confederate Army could do little to stop it severely belittled national unity. Perhaps the most difficult obstacles General Sherman faced in his march to the sea were weather and terrain.
The North, motivated by the second Great Awakening however, had women and the Abolitionist movement that regarded slavery as evil and an institution that needed to be abolished. The Great North-South Divide had been set in motion. One of the other issues that led America to a great divide was the debate over who would control the western territory Americans were settling. This particular issue mattered because of the difference in economic policies of the North and South. While the North supported policies that would promote domestic production over importation, the South however supported policies that would encourage trade of cotton with other countries and policies encouraging only domestic production would hinder this.
He had practically no support coming from the South. If more Southerners were to vote, he would have definitely lost the race. The Southerners used slaves to bring in the bulk of 2 their income and with Lincoln wanting them to free their slaves, which would cause them to lose profit; the Southerners did not want him to... ... middle of paper ... ...pers giving them the reputation of being an abolitionist party, which was not true. Lincoln's opponents and their slandering newspapers were influencing citizens. With the talks of how slavery was an efficient way of economy, many men voted for the Democrats or the Republicans that did not oppose 5 slavery.
The south, lacking economic diversity and financial affluence, could only sustain itself for so long before its economy collapsed and the effects threatened the livelihood of its home front (N). As the war continued to escalate, the south began to feel the effects of its inadequacies (N). Due to the lack of transportation resources and the blockade established by the Union, the south was unable to import and export goods needed to maintain its economy (N). The diminishing availability of goods led the Confederate government to search for alternative measures to obtain the financial support required to continue the war (N). The Confederate government decided to pass a progressive income tax and excise tax on goods (N).