At the beginning of the Civil War, President Lincoln favored
quick military action to show the folly of secession.
After assuming command of the Army of the Potomac, General McClellan made the mistake of
consistently believing that the enemy outnumbered him.
After the Peninsula Campaign, Union strategy did not include this
bypassing the Confederate capital at Richmond.
Lincoln hoped that a Union victory at Bull Run would
lead to the capture of the Confederate capital at Richmond.
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.
As a result of the confederate victory in the Peninsula Campaign
the Union turned to a strategy of total war.
One of the key developments enabling the Union to stop the confederate thrust into the North at
the Union's discovery of Robert E. Lee's battle plans.
General Grant's basic strategy in the Civil War involved
assailing the enemy's armies simultaneously.
The 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.
In 1864 election, the Democratic party nominated who to oppose Lincoln's reelection.
As a result of the union loss in the Peninsula Campaign
Lincoln began to draft the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battle of Antietam was particularly crucial because it
probably prevented intervention by Britain and France on behalf of the Confederacy.
The Emancipation Proclamation had the effect of
strengthening the moral cause and diplomatic position of the Union.
When it was issued in 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation declared free only those slaved in
states still in rebellion against the United States
Robert Lee decided to invade the North through Pennsylvania in order to
deliver a decisive blow that would strengthen the Northern peace movement.
What did not occur as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation
the disappearance of European working-class support for the Union.
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.
The Union victory at Vicksburg was of major importance because
reopened the Mississippi river to Northern trade, help for the Confederacy was lost, and it helped to quell Northern peace agitation.
Clement Vallandigham, a Southern sympathizer and vocal opponent of the war was labeled as
The Civil War resulted in what?
expanded federal powers of taxation, increased influence for the federal courts, and the creation of the first federal social welfare agency.
The Union army's victory in the capture of what was probably critical to Lincoln's reelection in 1864