A civil war is coming upon the USA. Let's take a look at the balance of power.
Strengths of the North
*not oompa loompas
Weaknesses of the North
Where is our general????
Strengths of the South
We are defending our home and our traditions from the radical Union!
The North had a population of 22 million people to the South's 9 million. It was rich with 90% of the US's manufacturing. It held many banks, farms, and natural resources.
Weaknesses of the South
This is our river now! You can't pass it!
One third of the military officers resigned and went south. Abraham Lincoln had trouble finding a suitable general.
The North Won
Looks like the North came out on top with all its advantages!
The majority of the Civil War was held in the South, which gave the South the home-field advantage. It was very big, which made it hard to invade. Unlike the North, it had good military leadership.
The economy of the South was a lot worse than the North's, in large part due to their investment in slavery. If the North could control the Mississippi River, the South would be split in two. To improve their economy, the Confederacy tried printing money, but inflation ruined it even further.