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But why would the Republicans abandon their Free Soil ideals for full on abolition if they had plenty of morale- boosting victories? By removing themselves from democratic representation they removed their democratic opposition thus allowing them to expedite the ultimate goal of abolition.
Scott, a professional soldier with pretty impeccable credentials developed the plan with a clear strategy and timetable in mind, but the idea of implementing the plan was swept aside in the war hysteria caused by the outbreak of hostilities. The Anaconda Plan as depicted in contemporary newspapers While the Anaconda plan may not have led to as swift an end to the Civil War as you envision, it surely would have led to a much lower cost end to the Civil War than actually happened in history.
Frontal assaults like Cold Harbour or massive Union armies marching through Georgia would not be needed if the Anaconda Plan had been implemented, and the war would be a series of smaller actions as secessionist states gradually collapsed due to economic strangulation.
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Southern armies would never be very large since there was no imminent threat of large Union forces advancing, but rather the more distant threat of blockading ships and the reality of shorter and shorter rations and smaller paycheques.
Southern States, never a truly cohesive "nation" in the Confederacy, might have started defecting or even fighting amongst each other as the belt got tighter and hardships more intense.
Another crucial economic development of the Reconstruction era was the transformation of the southern system of credit. Prior to the Civil War, the South’s system of credit had ultimately rested on cotton and with British traders. one-quarter of all white families in the south owned slaves nearly half owned fewer than five slaves and nearly three-quarters had fewer than ten slaves. only 12 percent owned twenty or more slaves, and only 1 percent had a hundred or more. 1) The five commonly accepted characteristics of effective goal setting are specific, challenging, measurable, time-bound and prioritized. Specific and challenging goals serve to cue and focus the slave on exactly what is to .
Military activity would be much more focused on raiding and counter guerrilla activities, while the true nexus of the struggle: In terms of post war conditions, there would be long term resentment by the Southern gentry that their political power and wealth was gone, and a seething sense of resentment from the middle class and poor that their economic fortunes had been overturned and their futures shattered without a seeming shot fired.
Because there was little physical destruction, there would be no seeming need for "reconstruction". Although some of the evils like "carpetbagging" would also be missing, the overall sentiment would still be anti Union, and low scale insurgencies would continue to fester with no beloved figure like Robert E Lee reaching the position of prominence to tell the South to lay down arms and make it stick, there would be nothing to stop people from heading to the hills to bushwhack some Yankees.
A large exodus of southerners would also take place as they sought new lands and opportunities in the opening West. Since most of these southerners would not have been slave holders in pre war times, they would not take slaves or import the institution of slavery, although they might still carry some of the social attitudes and class segregation of pre war Southern society with them.
The United States itself would be a naval power, since the large and efficient naval actions to enforce the blockade and take the Mississippi River from the Confederacy would be seen and understood as the true war winning measure.
American land forces would be more like the US Cavalry of the "wild West" era, given to covering vast tracts of territory seeking out raiders during the war and continuing on in the Indian Wars era which, due to the larger size and more skilled and aggressive nature of the US Cavalry, would also be over more quickly.
Oddly enough, this would hardly change the Northern attitude towards slavery at all. Abolition was a very noisy minority movement; almost as large was the Democrat Party "Copperhead" movement. The Copperheads advocated for compromise on slavery before the war and for allowing Confederate secession during the war.
Most northerners had no contact at all with negro slaves or even freemen, and if their attitudes would seem casually racist today, for the most part the issue would be under the radar for the average American of the era.
The issue might even be mooted, since removing the slaves would strip a large financial asset from the Southern gentry, and Lincoln was known to have given consideration to a plan to ship the slaves back to Africa, greatly reducing the numbers of negros in America overall.The American dream came about during the United States Declaration of Independence where it was meant to be a land of freedom where prosperity and success to the people prevailed regardless of their social status or where or how they were born.
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Full graduated table slave rebellions as those planned by Nat Turner, Denmark Vessey, and Gabriel Prosser were non common among the African American community in the United States in the 19th century. Editor, I remain convinced that the goal of national unity, though elusive, is absolutely achievable, and, I believe that there are genuinely good leaders who are committed to good governance.
A detailed recipe for how those objectives can be . Another crucial economic development of the Reconstruction era was the transformation of the southern system of credit. Prior to the Civil War, the South’s system of credit had ultimately rested on cotton and with British traders.
After the South seceded from the Union and the Civil War began. The importance of slavery in the South was an important reason for this war to occur in the first place and it eventually led to the decline of the practice in an area that had so vehemently supported it.