The North had many advantages that helped them win the war. They had production on their side. The Northerners were able to manufacture their own guns,
clothes, cannons, shoes, etc. The North also had railroads on their side. They were able to transport supplies and reinforcements directly to the field. Unlike the South, the North had a navy. This caused the North to set up a blockade around the South. The blockade prevented the South from trading their cotton so it was useless. The North also had a great population advantage. Many immigrants that came to America fought for the North.
In some cases they came right off the boat and went to the battlefield. The North also had a strong central government in place. They had their forces organized and united. They attacked using a two fronted strategy. They took the Mississippi river and attacked from the west and north. President Lincoln controlled the Border States' elections. He made sure that they stayed with the Union. A big disadvantage that the North had was that many Northerners did not want to go to war. They thought that the Civil war was unnecessary and they wanted to let the South leave in peace.
The Southerners had many advantages early in the war. The biggest contributions to the Southern cause were the generals. The South had generals Yates and Lee. They were both respected generals and experienced...