Civil War: Why the South Lost

The Civil war was a fight between the Northern and Southern regions of the United States, also known as the Union and Confederacy.   It took place from 1861 through 1865.   The war came as a result to tension between the North and South over slavery, states’ rights, and the South’s declining political power.   The North was victorious in this conflict ultimately ending slavery.   The South lost the war because they were outmanned and overpowered military wise by the North.   Resources that the South had were inferior to those of the North.
The South lacked manufacturing factories during the time of the war.   They did not have many other facilities either, such as ironworks to make cannons and guns.   The North was a juggernaut in comparison to the South.   The South was not known for being industrial.   Economy in the South was based on agriculture and economy in the North was based on industries. Most of the workers in the South were involved in agriculture.   Roughly 85% of people in the South worked in agriculture compared to 40% of people in the North.   The South’s lack of manufacturing capabilities was one of their faults that led to their downfall in the Civil War.   The South’s economy started to collapse while the North’s prevailed.    
The North had more manpower than the South during the Civil War.   However the war went on for 4 years, proving the South relentless in their attempts to gain control of the war.   The South had the military skill to keep up with the North, but they simply did not have the numbers that the North did.   It seems as though man-for-man the Southern soldiers could have been victorious in their war efforts, but this was not the case.  
The South believed in fighting an honorable fight, which is why they decided not to use guerilla warfare.   They wanted to be seen as a “civilized nation.”   Although it may have helped the South win the war, it did not suite the image they wanted to put out.   The South definitely believed in their honor,...