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Teaching Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages

Many people on both sides expected the war to end quickly. After the First Battle of Bull Run, the hard truth began to sink in. This war would not end quickly after all. It would probably be long and bloody.

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What advantages did each side have at the start of the Civil War?


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