Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- MILITARY LEADERSHIP -
The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.
- MILITARY STRATEGY -
Well... what now?
Abraham Lincoln is a name that will always be talked about in your nearest history class. Lincoln became the sixteenth President of the United States in the election of 1860. He was opposed to any act of slavery and a law was passed in 1863 called the Emancipation Proclamation that freed millions of enslaved people. Abraham Lincoln was later assassinated on April 14, 1865.
- WARTIME ECONOMICS -
Surrender at Appomattox was a moment in history when General Robert E. Lee, who was apart of the Confederacy, surrendered his Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House. Lee and Grant both decided on terms that helped the other one out. This was the beginning off the end of the Civil War.
- TRANSPORTATION -
We're almost there- Oh no! I dropped my gun!
The Anaconda Plan was a military strategy that took place in the Union. Winfield Scott, who was a military commander, suggested that they should "slowly choke and suffocate the South". The whole plan was to create a blockade that halted Southern trade with everyone. The army decided to split up and isolate different sections of the South, and capture its vital cities and capital.
- POPULATION GROWTH -
The Wartime Economies had the South in flames. The South were going through a rough inflation after printing out their own money and food shortages across the Confederacy, they suffered through winter. Meanwhile, the North experienced a gain in their economy, as industries started supplying troops with more ammuniton and uniforms, and other essentials as well.
STACKS ON TOP OF STACKS!
The railroad tracks were a huge advantage for the Union. The Union had advanteages of having steamboats, canals, and railroad tracks for faster transportation of supplies and troops. They had access to almost 80% of railroad tracks in the entire nation.
Population growth during the California Gold Rush affected the Union. Many settlers packed up their belongings and headed for California to find gold. The state's population was growing too fast and they had to decide whether the state would be a free state or a slave state. California was confirmed as a free state and joined the Union. The Union had 22 million people all together. With the act of freeing slaves, the Union army grew by an additional of 200k men.