Antebellum (Before The War)
During the years leading up to the American Civil War manifest destiny was in its golden age, there had been a rapid expansion of the Louisiana purchase and the anschluss of Texasball and a lot of Mexicoball's clay. The economy of the Southern states was heavily based on agriculture mostly performed by free 2ball farmers and have received a stigma that they were all slave owning plantation owners because of singular large slave owning plantations.
The Election of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln ran on the platform of endorsing the Homestead Act and held no strong opinions on slavery, despite war propaganda and post-war propaganda. His actions and records did demonstrate he believed very much in merit as appose to heraldic beliefs of the day. However late into his campaign he changed his platform to include hundreds of pro-south proposals, as he wanted to keep the dissolving union and the south succeeding from United States.
The Civil War
The war started when Lincoln used the Fort Sumter attack to gain enough sympathy to declare war against the southern secession stateballs, not the CSAball, as USAball refused to see them as a legitimate nationball . the war flipped back and forth, with CSAball's strong conviction, guerrilla tactics, and a larger percent veteran and militant population, including superior generals keeping the north from simply overwhelming the south, and the northerner's numbers and resources keeping the south from making a successful offensive. The war ended with
USAball's victory because of its superior military numbers, industry, and technology.
During the first years of the war the south won most of the battles and even was able to get territory in the border states due to superior military tactics, however after the battle of Gettysburg the north turned the tides of the war because they started using total war tactics (not related with the video game series 'Total War').
After the War
USAball started to be considered an emerging nation and a regional economic and military power some years after the end of the American Civil War, in the decade of 1870s.
- ↑ sample from the census of 1860. <http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html>.
- ↑ U.S. Department of state.<https://history.state.gov/milestones/1861-1865/confederacy>.
- ↑ Mcpherson, James M. (2007). This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War. Oxford University press US p.65