What is Robert E Lee's view on slavery?Believed it was moral and political evil.
-did not have his own slavesWhat was the South's strength?had a strong military traditionWhat was the population difference between the North and the South?North had about 22 million, while South had around only 7 million
-North had about 3x more peopleWhat were the North's strengths?-large population
-had most of the railroads
-controlled the banksLegal Tender Actcreated a national currency and allowed the government to issue paper money, called greenbacksBriefly describe the South's financial issues:-could not buy bonds
-money that was raised from taxes plummeted
-ended up printing their own money which lead to inflationWhat are nicknames for southerners and northerners?south = Johnny reds/rebels
north = yankeesWhat was Lincoln's goal with the Union?He wanted to preserve the Union even if that meant he had to keep slaveryWho was the south trying to gain leverage with?European powers