larger population, more industry, more abundant resources, better banking, more ships, majority of navy were loyal,larger more efficient railway network, abraham lincoln
what were some of the strengths of the union?
strong support of war from white population, home field advantage, superior military leadership
what were some of the strengths of the confederacy?
smaller population, few factories, less railroads, government had less power, fewer resources
what were some of the weaknesses of the confederacy?
invading the south would be difficult because of hostile population and the south had a strong-training military also the south had a great support for war
what were some of the weaknesses of the union?
missouri, kentucky, maryland, delaware
what were the four border states?
missouri controlled parts of the mississippi, kentucky controlled the ohio river, delaware was close to philadelphia, and maryland contained washington d.c.
what was so important about the border states?
missouri, kentucky, and maryland
which border states strongly supported the south?
to bring the southern states back into the union and also ending slavery
what was the war aim of the north?
to blockade the southern ports and to prevent the south from earning money by exporting cotton, to gain control of the miss., and to capture richmond, virginia.
what was the north's strategy?
to win recognition as an independent nation
what was the south's war aim?
to defend its homeland, and they expected that britain and france would pressure the north to end the war to restore their cotton supply
what was the south's strategy?
the confederate president