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Haley Grosenbacher Professor Delao US History 1 31 May 2017 Exam 3 Question 1: During the Civil War, the North and the South had very different objectives. Because of their different objectives, they had very different strategies. Southerners wanted independence and protection of their institutions while Northerners wanted to preserve the Union. The Southern landscape was a great strength for the Confederates because of its vast characteristics. The North however, had a stronger availability of resources. The South’s weaknesses ultimately outweighed their strengths, and the Union was able to preserve their power. The main issue of the Civil War was the institution of slavery. The South wanted to preserve the institution while the North sought to abolish it. The strategy of the Confederates was simply to fight off the invading Northerners on their land and hang on until growing northern opposition to the war or some decisive northern military mistake ended their fighting, according to the text. The strategy of the Union was to invade the South, destroy its armies, and rout its government. The North ended up having a greater advantage over the South. They had a greater population which gave them a bigger military, they were richer in resources, and had a greater industrial capacity. The North also had more abundant financial resources than the South. Where the North lacked in land, the South strove. The South’s disadvantages however, outweighed their
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advantages. They had a smaller population, meaning a smaller military, and they did not have sufficient resources to draw out the war long enough to swing northern public opinion behind peace, according to the text. The differing objectives of the North and the South during the Civil War determined their military strategies. The North needed to invade the South and take over, while the South just needed to defend their land. The North had enough advantages such as availability of resources to take control of the Confederate army and win the Civil War.
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