October 29, 2014
APUSH ASSIGNMENT FOR CHAPTERS 21 & 22
1. The civil War changed from a limited War to preserve the Union into a “total war” to abolish slavery practically because of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation helped to strengthen the Unions morale. It was passed at a specific time as to not lose any allies who were still loyal to the Union (such as European support and that of the Border States), and only after enough victories had been won. Europe was needed as an ally because if Lincoln had stated that he wanted the abolishment of all slavery in all territories then Europe would have joined the war which have resulted in a much more complicated situation, meaning the North would have lost. The Union war effort wanted not only to include reunification but also to abolish slavery. To achieve this so called emancipation the Union was forced to invade the South and take over their lands. Unable to use limited war tactics for victories, the North needed to take more drastic measures to ensure victory. After failing to take the lead in the war, the decision to use total war was enforced by taking on the goal of eliminating slavery. Knowing the slaves were crucial to their way of life, the North used this ‘fault’ as motive for the spirit of the war. The war effort was being promoted throughout the North as it became more than just a war to preserve the nation. The attack on the Southern way of life allowed the North to ruin the economic framework of their opponents.
2. Careful Union diplomacy managed the Civil War crisis with Britain and ended British flirtations with the Confederacy by providing cautious tactics on dealing with the, at the time, easily provoked
3. The primary military strategies of each side were that the Confederacy could fight defensively behind the interior lines, the South had an advantage in morale, they had the most talented officers including General Robert E. Lee himself, and...
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