A significant political leader was Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was also the 16th President of the United States. He was a Republican that opposed the expansion of slavery. Sadly, southerners disagreed with his opposing and he was killed in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.
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Ulysses S. Grant was an important military leader. Grant was a leader in the Battle of Shiloh. He led the Union to victory during the battle.
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The North decided to proceed with the Anaconda Plan. The plan was to create a blockade to prevent the South from trading with the rest of the world. The army would divide and try to cut off communication between the Confederate states.
The North had several advantages during the American Civil War. The North had 90% of the nation's factories. The factories manufactured many things. The most helpful and advantageous were shoe, clothing and weapon factories.
One of the disadvantages that the North had was the fact that they had inexperienced soldiers. The South had seven of the eight military colleges in the country.
Another advantage that the North had was that it had 72% of the nation's railroads. The advantage of the railroads was that they could transfer goods quicker. The other advantage was that they can move soldiers quicker and more safely.