Military Conflict in the Civil War
THEMATIC FOCUS America in the World (WOR)
Diplomatic, economic, cultural, and military interactions between empires, nations, and peoples shape the development of America and America’s increasingly important role in the world.
Unit 5: Learning Objective I
Explain the various factors that contributed to the Union victory in the Civil War.
Both the Union and the Confederacy mobilized their economies and societies to wage the war even while facing considerable home front opposition.
Although the Confederacy showed military initiative and daring early in the war, the Union ultimately succeeded due to improvements in leadership and strategy, key victories, greater resources, and the wartime destruction of the South’s infrastructure.