What problems did the South have during the Civil War?
The South was unable to trade or import/export after the Union had blockaded the ports of the South. The south also had very few factories to provide necessary guns, amunition ,uniforms ,and most of all shoes. The South had only 8500 miles of railroad compared to the North's 21000 miles connecting all of its major and important cities, enabling the North to quickly and easily move supplies and soldiers around. The South had only around nine million people while 3 million were slaves. They needed more to be able to fight in the armies and they were greatly outnumbered by the Union Army.
The Confederacy had economic problems during the Civil War. At first these problems were screwed by the cotton production of the South in 1860. At that time, two thirds of the world's cotton was exported from the South. As it happened, the British Empire imported 75 % of its cotton from the South. Problems surfaced when Britain had acquired a cotton surplus during the first part of the Civil War. This was damaging to the…
Which of the following statements accurately characterizes the problems faced by the South during the Civil War?
Although no example statements are given, there are a large number of problems that faced the South during the US Civil War, and they are well known Here are two major problems. Firstly the South's army was quite limited in potential size because of its low population. Secondly, the South lacked the manufacturing base and rail system to create products and transport them. The South also lacked a good navy.
The Union had an extreme chance of loosing the Civil War, but during the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in the North (so the Union new the territory better then the confederates), Robert E Lee surrendered and the war was officially over. Seeing that the majority of the battles were in the south, the north was left seemingly untouched, while the South suffered economic problems.