At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln favored quick military action to show
the folly of secession
Lincoln hoped that a Union victory at Bull Run would lead to
the capture of the Confederate capital at Richmond.
Union's defeat in battle at Bull Run in 1861 was better than a victory because
the defeat caused Northerners to face up to the reality of a long, difficult war.
After assuming command of the Army of the Potomac, General George McClellan made the mistake of
consistently believing that the enemy outnumbered him
As a result of the Union loss in the Peninsula Campaign, Lincoln began to draft the
As a result of the Confederate victory in the Peninsula Campaign, the Union turned to a strategy of
Britain did not protest too loudly against the Union naval blockade of the Confederacy because
Britain might want to use a similar blockade in a future war
One of the key developments enabling the Union to stop the Confederate thrust into the North at Antietam was
the Union's discovery of Robert E. Lee's battle plans
The Battle of Antietam was particularly critical because it probably prevented intervention by Britain and France on behalf of
The Emancipation Proclamation had the effect of strengthening the moral cause and diplomatic position of
When it was issued in 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared free only those slaves in states still in rebellion against
the United States
During the Civil War blacks were enlisted by the Union army only after
the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
African-Americans who fought for the Union Army in the Civil War served bravely and
suffered extremely heavy casualties
Robert E. Lee decided to invade the North through Pennsylvania in order to deliver a decisive blow that would strengthen
the Northern peace movement
The Battle of Gettysburg was significant because
Union victory meant that the Southern cause was doomed.
One consequence of General William T. Sherman's style of warfare was
a shorter war that saved lives.
L. Vallandigham, a Southern sympathizer and vocal opponent of the war, was derisively labeled a
In the election of 1864, the Republicans joined with the prowar Democrats and founded the
In the l864 election, the Democratic Party nominated George McClellan to oppose
Lincoln's victory in the election of 1864 was aided by Union military victories and backing from
Union army's victory in the capture of Atlanta was probably critical
to Lincoln's reelection in 1864.
General Ulysses S. Grant's basic strategy in the Civil War involved assailing the enemy's armies
simultaneously and directly