The Civil War

The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history. It lasted from 1861- 1865.
The war divided so many people living in the United States. The war was between the
Northern people which had a more up to date way of living and wanted to end slavery and
an agricultural way of life. The South wanted to keep slavery and not change their way of
life.
The war started on April 12, 1861 when Southern troop fired on a United States
military post in Charleston, South Carolina. It lasted four years on April 9, 1865 General
Robert E. Lee an Confederate surrendered his army to General Ulysses S. Grant in a
small Virginia settlement. The North had won victory in the early 1864 because they
were wearing down the South. The South was losing alot of battles and the North was
using alot of the Confederacy areas. And also the Southern railroad had almost stopped
running but that didn’t stop the South they still fought for over a year before giving up.
The North won the Civil War because they had certain advantages over the
Confederacy like:
* Banking, Factories, and ships
*More railroads to move supplies, men and equipment
* larger navy
* Experienced government
* Larger population, 22 million to 9 million
Even though the Union had advantages they also had disadvantages like:
* They were not as ” into it”
* Northerners were not in complete agreement over the abolitionof slavery.
* Lost most of their good military officers to the South.
But the Confederacy had advantages over the union too even though it didn’t help like:
* Trading Relationships with Europe
* Best Military officers like Robert E. Lee
* Long coastline made blockade difficult
* They were convinced they were right
* They were fighting for their lives and on their own soil.
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