The advantages of the civil war were that slavery was abolished and the union was restored. The disadvantages were that more American soldiers died than in any other war, and the economy of the South was destroyed. More »

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One of the more crucial weaknesses of the Union army was its lack of experienced generals. Most of the military colleges were located in Confederate states. As a result, Lincoln found himself commanding generals who coul... More »

Disadvantages of war include death and injury of large numbers of people, loss of economic resources, destruction of the environment, loss of productivity and lasting damage to military personnel. The most costly war in ... More »

The main advantages that the South held during the civil war were the vast ranks of experienced generals and soldiers, along with the benefit of being able to maintain defensive positions. While the North had far more re... More »

The American Civil War was primarily fought over differences of opinion about the right of the federal government to determine whether slavery was legal in individual states; the hostile action that started the actual wa... More »

The Civil War was a complex conflict stemming from myriad causes including slavery, trade, and federal structure, and as such it is a matter of opinion as to whether or not it was preventable. Many forces were in play at... More »

The Compromise of 1850 set up an untenable status quo between the northern and southern regions of the United States in terms of slavery policy. The U.S. Congress intended to achieve a sustainable solution for the confli... More »