When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter in April, 1861, neither side believed the conflict they started would last long. One politician even claimed that he would be able to wipe up all the Civil War's spilled blood with a single handkerchief.
This side-by-side comparison worksheet explores the Civil War at its outset: how did each side view the conflict? How did their economies, armies and industrial capacities compare with each other? What role did leadership play in the war's outcome? Seven means of comparison between North and South are examined.
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