Katherine_Aguilar_-_APUSH_review_assignment_6.docx - REVIEW ASSIGNMENT#6 PERIOD 5(1844-1877 1 What were the advantages each side had at the beginning of

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REVIEW ASSIGNMENT #6- PERIOD 5 (1844-1877) 1. What were the advantages each side had at the beginning of the Civil War? In the beginning of the war, both the North and South had many advantages that would aid them during the war. For example, the North had an overall larger population, and was more industrial, unlike the South that had smaller populations and was more agriculture based. The North also had a better navy and a railroad, which would aid them in transportation. The South on the other hand, had a home field advantage, and had superior military leadership by commander Robert E. Lee. 2. In what ways was the power of President Lincoln expanded during the Civil War? Lincoln expanded his power during the Civil War by attempting to weaken the Confederacy as much as he possibly could. One way he did this was suspending habeas corpus, which stated that a person under arrest is to be brought before a judge or into court. Because Congress wasn’t active due to the war, they could not stop Lincoln from doing this. Furthermore, Lincoln was able to arrest Southern citizens just because they were disloyal to the Union. He also enforced the blockade of Confederate ports and a uthorized the borrowing and spending of money to pay for defense of the Union. 3. Why did Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863? How many slaves did it actually free? How was this a diplomatic move? The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, legally abolished slavery in all of the states that seceded from the Union. It was seen by Lincoln as a military necessity, but it only applied to slaves residing in confederate states outside of union control, which was only about 1% percent of slaves. Slavery in the border states was still allowed and was a diplomatic move because it made it harder for outside forces to help confederates.

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