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No. 7

Comparing Union and Confederate Resources
Primary Source
Richmond, Va. View of the Tredegar Iron Works, with footbridge to Neilson's Island
Alexander Gardner, April 1865.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Teaching Strategy
In this lesson, students analyze data and then make graphs to compare the resources of the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. They then make informed inferences about the importance of each resource and the effect of the disparity of resources on the outcome of the war. More
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"The important fact remains demonstrated, that we have more men now than we had when the war began; that we are not exhausted, nor in the process of exhaustion; that we are gaining strength, and may, if need be, maintain the contest indefinitely. This as to men. Material resources are now more complete and abundant than ever. The national resources, then, are unexhausted, and, as we believe, inexhaustible."

Abraham Lincoln

Source: Speech to the second session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress, December 6, 1864.
Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, 9 vols. (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-55), 8:151.

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