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Strengths & weaknesses of North and South at the beginning of the Civil War.

Strengths & weaknesses of North and South at the beginning of the Civil War.

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Strengths And Weaknesses Strengths And Weaknesses Presentation Transcript

  • By David H., Dominic, Marley, Erik, and Katherine
    • Strengths
    • The south had great military leadership.
    • The whites in the south supported the war
    • The war was mostly fought in the south; it was a defensive war for the Confederacy
    • Weaknesses
    • Smaller populations
    • Fewer factories and food to support their army.
    • Not a lot of railroad to move their troops and supplies.
    • Insufficient economy
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    • The Confederacy use Rose Greenhow’s spy skills to spy on the Union’s plans.
    • They found out that they were attacking Richmond, Virginia, and the Confederacy met the Union there.
    • The battle was at a small creek called Bull Run.
    • Stonewall Jackson, one of the south’s military leaders, told his men to scream and charge the Union.
    • The Union troops were scared and fled back to Washington D.C.
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    • Strengths
    • The North had a larger population
    • (22 million) to support the war.
    • They had more industries and more abundant resources.
    • The union also had a better banking system
    • More ships and Navy members
    • More railroads (21,000 miles), but the thought the South would win.
    • President Lincoln was an advantage.
    • Weaknesses
    • The North lacked military leadership
    • This was because many of the great leaders were retired and moved to their homes in the south, even if they were against slavery.
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    • They wanted to surround the south by sea and land to cut off is trade.
    • The Union wanted to divide the Confederacy into sections so that one rebel region could help another.
    • They had a plan to capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy and destroy the rebel government.
    • They called this the Anaconda Plan because it represented the crushing grip of an anaconda snake.
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