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"The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done.."
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"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."
Abraham Lincoln was sixteenth president the United States. He opposed expansion of slavery and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Union's main military leaders were Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. They were the major influence on the battlefield and were the key to help carry the Union to success.
The Union used the "Anaconda Plan" as their military strategy, which meant that they would "slowly choke and suffocate the south." The plan would impose a blockade to halt Southern trade with the world. This means that the South's economy would be damaged.
The Union were more industrialized than the South. They had access to around 90% of the nation's factories. They were able to make clothing and weaponry for all the soldiers that were fighting in war under the Union. Women worked in these factories, while their spouses was at war.
The Union had access to 72% of the nation's railroad tracks. This authorized all the supplies to be transported to the front lines. They also moved soldiers from one place to another more effective.
The Union was still had a way in to the nation's finances such as the bank reserves and the national treasury due to the Confederacy splitting off from the United States. The Union were able to have a wide-ranging budget than the Confederacy.
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