Against the expansion of slavery, the 16th president of the United States ensured abolition. This man was Abraham Lincoln, and he was a firm believer in keeping the country as one.
Most notably one of the greatest generals in U.S. History, Ulysses S. Grant fought bravely for the Union Army.
How is the war going, Susan?
I hope we win and slavery can finally be put to an end...
An incredible military strategy was convenient for the Union. A strategy known as the Anaconda Plan successfully shut down the South's economy. Trade from around the world was stopped. as the army took vital cities in the South.
At least we won't go hungry...
The Union had a very stable economic situation. There was national currency and several bank reserves, funding was no problem during the Civil War.
Compared to the Confederacy's population of 9 million, the Union had a whooping 22 million. This made it easier to recruit and to have supporters for the war efforts.
One major disadvantage the Union had was the fact that the South had the ability to grow rapid rates of rice and corn. Food shortages was something that wasn't frequent for the Confederacy.