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European powers favored a civil war in the United States because
war would weaken the United States' power in the Western Hemisphere
Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter when it was learned that
Lincoln had order supplies sent to the fort
Many Northerners were willing to allow Southern states to leave the Union until
the South attacked Fort Sumter
Lincoln's declaration that the North sought to preserve the Union with or without slavery
revealed the influence of the Border States on his policies
In return for support from the Plains Indians during the Civil War, the Union
waged war on them and herded them onto reservations
Much of the hunger experienced by Confederate soldiers in the Civil War was due to
the South's rickety transportation system
A supposed asset for the South at the beginning of the Civil War that never materialized to its real advantage was
intervention from Britain and France
The South believed that the British would come to its aid because
Britain was dependent on Southern cotton
France abandoned its attempt to control Mexico
because the United States threatened to send soldiers to force France to leave
The problems that Abraham Lincoln experienced as president were less prostrating than those experienced by Jefferson Davis partly because the North
had a long-established and fully recognized government
As president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis did not exercise the arbitrary power wielded by Abraham Lincoln because
of the South's emphasis on states' rights
The Union's establishment of the National Banking System
was the first significant step toward a unified banking network since 1836
Northern advantages at the outset of the Civil War included
control of the seas, more banks, factories, railroads, and people
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