In which John Green ACTUALLY teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war, and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. The overarching causes and the individual motivations were not always the same, you see. John also looks into why the North won, and whether that outcome was inevitable. The North's industrial and population advantages are examined, as are the problems of the Confederacy, including its need to build a nation at the same time it was fighting a war. As usual, John doesn't get much into the actual battle by battle breakdown. He does talk a little about the overarching strategy that won the war, and Grant's plan to just overwhelm the South with numbers. Grant took a lot of losses in the latter days of the war, but in the end, it did lead to the surrender of the South. If you want to learn more about the Civil War, we recommend these books:
Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
The Civil War by Shelby Foote
Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. There were many causes of the American Civil War and events that led to disunion: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/causes-of-the-american-civil-war
Once the war started, its outcome was determined by the different abilities and resources of the divided North and South: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/a-nation-divided-north-vs-south
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Dont get me wrong I love this but when you said the American revoloution the vietnam war world war 1 and world war 2 were less deadly than the civil war and that got me confused and If I didn't know 70-85 million people died in world war 2 I wouldn't have noticed that you meant Americans so I think you should've been clearer
The Civil War wasn't all about slavery. In 1861, Southern plantation owners owed a billion dollar$ to New York City banks and the cotton market in NYC took 40% of their profits. Like with their ancestors in the Revolutionary War who owed million$ to London banks and avoided paying, in 1861, Southern plantation owners saw the Civil War as a way to avoid paying their debts.
Lincoln was a very weasely bastard.
What he said about the slaves was the quintessence of "technically correct"
But this "peculiar interest" most definitely WASN'T about freeing them or keeping them in bondage, it was about who was going to make more money from their enslavement, which was determined by tariff policy.
High tariffs=Protected market for domestic textile producers and southern planters have to sell to Northern Industry. Tariff revenues get spent on infrastructure in the North. Both things give jobs to Northern workers and profits to northern capitalists.
Low tariffs= cheap foreign imported goods instead of expensive Northern products. Access to lucrative foreign markets for southern planters.
I think the civil war also, but not really the focus as much at that time, showed that these United States would never, ever allow any state OR group of states to secede for any reason. Ensuring that the United States would stay preserved as ONE nation and not many.
This is so weird I am reading the fault in are stars right now and my social studies teacher plays your videos all the time and I always thought you looked like John Green but I just realized that you are actually are John Green. That is so cool
Listen buddy. You’re correct the war happened due to slavery. BUT - so many many people think it was due to the moral side: is slavery good or bad? People having a picture still EXISTING today, that the northerners are some kind og glorius heroic people who will risk their lives for the then current living slaves, and that the southernes were the root to all evil of mankind. NO! The war has always been about whether slavery should be allowed in newly occupied lands to the west.
If it wasnt to be allowed it would make huge impact om the southern agriculture. And for all those who think that Abraham Lincoln would risk his and his fellows life to stop slavery, like he was some kind of saint you are all wrong!
“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”
Inaugural Address, March 04, 1861
I understand the Lee was on his way to Hanover for badly needed shoes when he allowed himself to get sidetracked at Gettysburg. Had he stuck to his original plan who knows what might have happened. Many think the loss of Stonewall Jackson doomed the Confederate outcome. God bless the South who sufferec from the day of secession.
I’m disappointed. Your research is shoddy in that the comments the South had superior generals and that the South couldn’t win because of the North’s superior advantages in men and materials. Those are fallacies called by professional historians “The Lost Cause Mythologies”. The facts are that the Union came closer than many care to believe to losing the war. Had Atlanta not fallen when it did Lincoln very likely would have lost re-election and President elect McClellan would have to negotiate a political peace that would have required recognition of the Confederacy. Second, by the end of the war the Union Army, who had the far harder job of actually having to conquer the Confederacy (the Confederacy only needed a Stalemate to win), produced far Superior Commanders Who not only won the war but whom history considers the first modern Industrial Age Generals in Grant, Sherman and Sheridan. General Lee, on the other hand is considered by most military historians as one of history’s most over rated General. Although brilliant tactically Lee was a terrible Strategist and his lack of a clear grand strategy played a major role in the Confederacies defeat. So it’s rather disappointing that you would propagate these Lost Cause Mythologies that have been thoroughly refuted by historians.
Sir I assure you I have thoroughly studied this subject, more than others in fact. I study Modern History, US History, and Colonial History. Once more I must say that I DO NOT support the institution of slavery and the obvious fact that you do not understand that stands out immensely to me. Considering, of course, that you continue to cite "my beloved slavery" as if I were some sort of a racist slave-holding figure. Because of this, I feel I do not understand why you continue to bring up evidence as to why the Civil War was fought only over slavery even though there are more pieces of evidence of other reasons, and that for citing those reasons and simply stating that the main cause of this war was not what most people believe it to be, makes me some kind of racist. I am simply stating, if I may reiterate, that the sole cause of the Civil war was not to free the slaves in the south, it was merely a bi-product of the Civil War. As Lincoln said - and I'm paraphrasing- "If I could save the Union by freeing all slaves I would do it, and I could save the Union by freeing no slaves I would do it..."
This is diving further into slavery this and slavery that. My point is that the Civil war was not fought solely over slavery, many people would not have fought the Civil War if it was for slavery (including yankees). Another thing is that you continually say "your beloved slavery" as though I support the institution of slavery, in which case you would be found incorrect on that. Again, the Civil War was not just over slavery, it never was, never has been, and never will be. Lincoln only freed the slaves to gain a moral advantage over the south, and to point the finger at the Confederates as the cause of the war, using slavery as a basis of reason.
TO; RonPaulHatesBlacks.. This is Rev. Jeffrey Young. The cursing that you sent to my wife showes how immature you are. Me and my wife were born in the late 40's. My Father was born in 1908. We have always been in Texas. You should Apologizes to her for your lude language. We will be praying for you. My great Grand Father had a large cotton plantation and took very good care of his slaves. He built a School for them and never let them work on Sundays. After the war they stayed with him.
John Brown well, when you see the news about a hate crime, someone dropping the N word, or some political official who wants to kick the Mexicans out of their own country, and they call those people "Americans" much less "Human beings" why would the Confederates be called anything else?
The South basically stood no chance. The North was winning big time since Shiloh. The newspapers kept getting distracted by Richmond. Even Lee had almost no decisive victories, yet he is universally praised. Yet, when did he win that the North had to seriously retreat and change their approach? They just kept coming back. In the West, the South has almost no victories. How do people think this was a close fight?
The only inevitable outcome(s) of any war is/are that: 1) many people's lives will be irreparably changed, most often for the worse 2) because the stakes are so high (life or death, "morally right" ideology vs. "morally wrong" ideology), most people will find a way to believe some higher power is on "their side." What is most disconcerting is that this repeated pattern appears to be part of the inevitable human condition, with little hope of changing it. Frustratingly, there is a competing counter myth in the West of "moral progress," (ironically, a form of secularized Apocalyptic Christianity) which has blinded some people to the reality of the more likely pattern.
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