I will be passing the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862.
Divide and Conqure
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He opposed the expansion of slavery. A Republican from Illinois, Lincoln led the Union during the Civil War. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
Ulysses S. Grant- Was a General for the Union during the civil war, who lead the Union to victory. He was a Republican from Ohio and was elected as the 18th president.
The Anaconda Plan- Suggested by Winfield Scott to “slowly choke and suffocate the South”. The plan would impose a blockade to halt Southern trade with the world. Meanwhile, the army would divide and isolate sections of the South and capture its vital cities and the capital of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.
These reinforcements came just in time.
Population: 22 million—advantage in raising an army and supporting the war efforts
We support our troops!!
Industrial Advantages: 90% of the nation’s factories= clothing, boots, weaponry. Made it so that the army had more than enough supplies and could not run out.
There are still so many orders to fill.
Transportation: 72% of the nation’s railroad tracks were in the north. It made it easier for them to transport supplies, injured soldiers, and information.