Why Did The North Win The Civil War

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The North managing to win the war having many advantages compared to the South such as more resources, diving into the fourth theme “The Reasons for Northern Victory.” McPherson starting to get into it on page 115 with the more resources McPherson says, “The Confederacy, in other words, lost the war not because it fought badly, or because its soldiers lacked courage, or because its cause was wrong, but simply because the enemy had more men and guns.” (McPherson 115) Furthermore, the North managing to win the war not just due to more resources but as well due to the inept leadership of Jefferson Davis, but many arguing that it was internal conflict such as state leaders feuding with the Davis administration. However, that thesis containing …show more content…
McPherson starting to get into this theme into page 130 with McPherson saying, “In Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Fox, the administrators of military railroads Daniel McCallum and Herman Haupt, and numerous other officials, the North developed by 1862 a group to top- and middle-level managers who organized the Northern economy and the logistical flow of supplies and transportation to Union armies with unprecedented efficiency and transportation to Union armies with unprecedented efficiency and abundance. The Confederacy could not match Nothern skill in organization and administration.” (McPherson 130) The North managing to be more strategical and overall coming out on top not just through the secretaries or generals but, also through Lincoln proving to be better than Davis. Lincoln proving to be a better commander in chief than Davis as McPherson saying, “Lincoln was more eloquent than Davis in expressing war aims, more successful in communicating with the people, more skillful as a political leader in keeping factions working together for the war effort, better able to endure criticism and work with his critics to achieve a common goal.” (McPherson 131) Not …show more content…
The Civil War having a long lasting impact, the war that Americans just can’t get enough of; the war pitting brother against brother sometimes even father against son. The Civil War mainly fought by volunteer soldiers, those volunteers fighting for liberty; the Civil War not just having an impact on America, also having a major impact on the rest of the world like England and Russia. As McPherson put it, “Northern victory in the Civil War resolved two fundamental, festering issues left unresolved by the Revolution of 1776: whether this fragile republican experiment called the United States would survive and whether the house divided would continue to endure half slave and half free.” (McPherson 63) The Civil War settling the question of if the United States would stand and answer the question of slavery, unanswered after writing the Constitution, the Civil War leading to the creation of a nation. As stated mentioned previously, the Civil War not just affecting the United States greatly; but along with places like France, England, and Russia. As seen through Napoleon when he was thinking of recognizing the confederacy, but the letter the French sent Confederate envoy John Slidell. The letter saying, “There may be strong material and political reasons for a close alliance between us, but as long as you maintain and are maintained by

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