Secession and Civil War Questions and Answers

Start Your Free Trial

What is one way that the Confederate States of America was similar to the United States? What is one way it was different?    

Expert Answers info

Phillip Holland eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write1,869 answers

starTop subjects are History, Literature, and Social Sciences

The armies of both the Confederacy and the United States were made of largely working-class young white men. This was especially true after both sides enacted a wartime draft, but allowed the rich to buy their way out of serving in the armed forces. Both sides believed that God and right was on their side—the Confederacy saw itself as the inheritor of the legacy of 1776 by fighting against a tyranny, while the United States fought to uphold the Union and constitutional government.

The Confederate Constitution was a pro-slavery document, while the United States Constitution was neither for nor against slavery. The Confederate government...

(The entire section contains 2 answers and 313 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Michael Koren eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2015

write2,982 answers

starTop subjects are History, Law and Politics, and Social Sciences

check Approved by eNotes Editorial