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Confederacy expands to 11 states - Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and? - West Virginia, which is part of the state of Virginia, secedes from Virginia and asks to be admitted as a separate state - Becomes an independent state without slavery - Congress recognized west Virginia immediately because it benefited the union - Robert E. Lee leaves the US army and becomes head of confederate army - Critical moment for southern military officers had to choose between US army and confederates - If stayed with US, had to fight against friends, family, etc Superior Northern Resources - Why not let Confederates establish independent nation - If they fail, north can always bring them back in - Decide to fight to keep confederacy in the union - Believe if they go to war, it will be very short - With their superior resources, they believe will help them defeat South easily - Population o North: 22 million o South: 9 million - Industry o North: $17 billion/yr o South: $256 mil/yr - Iron Production (crucial for warfare)
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Reginald during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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