US History 1

US History 1

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  • Political leadership
  • Military leadership
  • Military strategy
  • Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president he was against the expansion of slavery. A republican from Illinois who led the Union amry in the civil war.
  • Advantage: Transportation
  • There were many important Union generals during the American Civil War. Some, like Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Mclellan and Joshua Chamberlain are household names. Others are less well known but are still important, as the northern generals were the commanders that led the troops and helped decide the ultimate outcome of most civil war battles. Here is a list of important union generals, along with links to more information and articles about each one.
  • Advantage: Industry
  • Anaconda plan, the military strategy proposed by Union General Winfield Scott early in the American Civil War. The plan called for a naval blockade of the Confederate littoral, thrust down the Mississippi, and the strangulation of the South by Union land and naval forces.
  • Advantage: Financial Advantage
  • The union had the advantage of transportation because they had 72% of the nations railroad tracks allowing for them to transport soldiers, food, weapons faster than the south.
  • The union had 90% of the nation's industry of factories and mills. Allowing them to make resources for the war at a faster pace than the south
  • The union had a financial advantage because they had access to the national treasury and bank reserves, therefore, allowing for a bigger budget for the north during war times.
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