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While Maryland was an important border state that the Union needed to remain neutral (or on the Union side), Lincoln feared that collectively Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri would almost double the manufacturing capacity of the South. b.Delaware was not on the list of border states Lincoln worried about losing most. While Delawareans remained torn about the war, the state itself remained within the Union. c.West Virginia was a strategic region from a military standpoint, but not the source of Lincoln’s greatest concerns. The Ohio River flowed along the northern border of Kentucky and West Virginia, with tributaries penetrating into the heart of the Confederacy. d. Correct answer. Three border states—Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri—were all vital to the Union cause, but Lincoln was especially concerned about Kentucky. He feared that if Kentucky were to fall, it would be impossible to hold onto the other two. e. Missouri was an important border state that Lincoln hoped would remain neutral, but Kentucky was the one he focused on most, since he thought all others might follow. Question 4 a. From the beginning, Lincoln declared that he was not fighting to free the slaves because to make a statement in favor of abolition would have driven the border states to join forces with the South. b. Along with the borders states, a war to end slavery would have been unpopular in several other regions, namely southern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. That area had a large population of southerners, who held onto their regional sympathies throughout the war. c.Correct answer. Lincoln had family members who owned slaves and four of his wife’s brothers fought for the Confederacy, but this was not the main reason for his refusing to declare a war against slavery. It did bother him, however, that his brothers-in-law were fighting on the side of disunion. d.From the very start of the war, Lincoln’s goal was preserving the Union. He did not see it as between slaveholders and free-soilers. e. With peace as his ultimate goal, Lincoln was willing to make any compromise necessary, including on the slavery issue. Even as he was about to unveil the Emancipation Proclamation, he told newspaper editor Horace Greely that if he could have kept the Union together without freeing a single slave, he would have. Question 5 a. Northern soldiers were typically better educated and practical, where Confederate soldiers were more emotional, religious, and personally concerned about the outcome of the war.
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b.Southern soldiers, with their rural individualism and suspicion of authority, had a tougher time adjusting to military authority than their Northern counterparts, who were used to the disciplined life of cities and factories. c. Correct answer. Southern troops—not those from the North—were more concerned about defending their home turf, since most of the fighting took place on Southern soil.
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