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History of the United States I

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Question 1 of 8

Which of the following was acknowledged as a clear advantage held by the Union over the
Confederacy during the U.S Civil War?

  • A.

    Control over the Mississippi River from end to end from the outset of the war

  • B.

    A sense of purpose in the conflict that unified all Northerners

  • C.

    An industrial capacity that allowed the Union to produce most of what it needed for the war

  • D.

    A more highly trained and experienced military leadership

  • E.

    A better understanding of the terrain on which the majority of the battles were fought

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