Colonies were important in British mercantilist systems, as they assisted in producing raw materials, which reduced the need for importing the necessary raw materials from other countries. Colonies were also used for exporting the produced raw materials, which flourished industrial development and also helped in numerous job creation (Clément, 2020). However, there were dissatisfaction among the Britishers regarding using the colonies for production of raw materials, Under Mercantilism Systems. Therefore, Britishers intended to gain profit by selling the goods to the colonies.
Clément, A. (2020). English Mercantilist Thought and the Matter of Colonies from the 17th to the First Half of the 18th Century. In Colonial Adventures: Commercial Law and Practice in the Making (pp. 127-164). Brill Nijhoff. [https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443075_008]
Failure to achieve success in the northern conquests and invasions compelled Britishers to switch to South military strategy. The switch over was availed with the believe that South was full of Loyalists, who would guide them to success. However, the threats of slave rebellion, made the Southern Military strategy a failure for the Britishers (Kenny & Pearce, 2018). As a result of this failure, difficulties were increased for Britishers to concentrate the forces in one particular place. Deeper investigations reveal that the main reason for switch over to Southern Military Stratergy was to break the deadlock, strengthening control over colonies, and gaining support from the Loyalists.
Kenny, M., & Pearce, N. (2018). Shadows of empire: The Anglosphere in British politics. John Wiley & Sons. [https://books.google.co.in/books?hl=en&lr=&id=S_1ZDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT4&dq=Britain+switch+to+a+Southern+military+strategy&ots=9B808_T1gu&sig=4UZwmhhUw7CoKhb3fItAO8HSSu4#v=onepage&q&f=false]
Intensification of Women's Rights Movement in 1848-1947, raised the significance of women's issues in the American culture. The main reason for this movement was the demands for liberation among women, personal freedom, equality in rights and opportunities. There were feminist movements, which fought for the women's liberation, personal freedom, equality in rights and opportunities (Buhle, 1983). As a result of this movement, the position of women in American culture improved for better, which is reflected from Universal Suffrage, grants for voting rights. These grants brought the women issues in American culture into the limelight.
Buhle, M. J. (1983). Women and American socialism, 1870-1920 (Vol. 331). University of Illinois Press. [Buhle, M. J. (1983). Women and American socialism, 1870-1920 (Vol. 331). University of Illinois Press.]
As president Lincoln signed the secession of South, Slavery was abolished. This was with the 13th amendment of the Slavery Act. Lincoln took control of slavery. By 1865, slavery ultimately ceased. This was due to the efforts of union representatives, who took initiative for institutionalizing policy of hiring, integrating into the wars. As a result of this, Confiscation Act was enforced by the Congress in 1861, legalizing the act of slaves’ running away. Enforcement of this act provided authority to union forces to confiscate properties belonging to military, including slaves (Rucker-Chang, 2018). Union aimed for reunification in the northern parts and independence in south, in the process of ending the practice of slavery. In this process, Civil War arose, which resulted in social, political and economic affectation. Some of the consequences were unforeseen. The efforts of union were praiseworthy.
Rucker-Chang, S. (2018). Challenging Americanism and Europeanism: African-Americans and Roma in the American South and European Union ‘South’. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 16(2), 181-199. [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14794012.2018.1450936]