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The Civil War and the Confederacy's Attempts at Effective Governing

The Confederacy initially broke from the Union due to States rights. They wanted the government to play a minor role in affairs. Once they created their own government they were unable to create within it this ideal. In what ways did they emphasize national government? Why was their ideal so hard to realize?

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THINGS TO CONSIDER and/or THINK ABOUT IN ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS:

When thinking about the elements of the Confederacy's attempts at effective governing...one needs to consider a number of various factors that played an important role:

For Example...the Confederacy's:

Political Foundation - Rules & Regulations for Governing Individuals and Institutions

Postal Office - Effective Communication from Government to Citizenry and Citizen to Citizen

Railroad - Passenger and Cargo Transport

Monetary System - Establishing an Accepted Currency

Commerce and Trade - Domestic and Foreign Policy

Military - Raising an Army for National Defense and Conscription Service

Internal Dissent - People living in the South...but support the ideas of the North such as keeping the Union of States together and ending slavery

Will of the People - Did the Southern People Have the Will to Sustain and Endure the Hardships of building a new nation...?

WHERE TO DO YOUR RESEARCH:

Wikipedia: Confederacy States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America

I recommend that read the sections on both "Governing and ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a structured outline to respond on how the Southern Confederacy attempted at establishing and sustaining an effective national government, including its successes and ultimate failures. Many outside links are provided for further topic reading, and additional materials are attached for reference.

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