North VS South

Causes of the civil war

President of The North

The president of the North was a very important leader and was Abraham Lincoln.

He was born on February 12, 1809 and died April 15, 1865.

Military Leader of The North

Ulysses S. Grant was the North's Military leader.

He was born April 27, 1822 and died July 23, 1885.

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President of The South

Jefferson Davis was the South's president.

He was born on June 3, 1808 and died on December 6, 1889.

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Military Leader of The South

Robert E. Lee was the South's military leader.

He was born January 19, 1807 and died October 12, 1870.


The North worked in industry and the south were farmers. Also, the North believed in Federal Rights and the South believed in States' Rights. A big cause of the Civil War was that the North opposed slavery and the South wanted to keep it. The North made their own goods so they wanted higher taxes on foreign goods and the South wanted them lower. The North was more educated than the South was.


Advantages of the North- The North was under the direction of Abraham Lincoln. They also had industrial power and wealth. They had more railroads than the South and controlled shipping.

Advantages of the South- The South had outstanding Generals and a strong military tradition. They had strong motivation and were skilled with guns. They could exchange cotton for weapons.


Disadvantages of the North- The North had weak motivation, aggressive officers, were far from home, and had a large coastline and amount of land to protect.

Disadvantages of the South- Printed money was low in value, their leader was Jefferson Davis, and they had a low number of soldiers.

General Information

The South had only 11 states and a population of 9 million people, but the North had 23 states and 22 million people. Also, the South estimated to have 6 hundred thousand to 1.5 million soldiers. The North had 2.1 million, in which 178,000 were black, and 130,000 of them were from the South.