Mr. Dowling
The Civil War: Strengths and Weaknesses

Union Confederacy
Strengths Population of 22 million
Many people to grow food and work in factories
Factories to make supplies for the Union army
Strong navy
Defending their homeland
Did not want to lose their property, country, freedom
Good soldiers-excellent shooters
Former officers in the U.S. Army
Weaknesses Had to conquer a large area
Invading unfamiliar land
Few factories to produce weapons
Few railroads to move troops/supplies
Few supplies
Small population (9 million)
More than 1/3 of the population was enslaved
Poor navy

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