SAT Subject US History Practice Question 233: Answer and Explanation
34. Which advantage did the Union NOT have over the Confederacy at the beginning of the Civil War?
A. Control over the majority of the nation's industry and material resources
B. Location of major national railroads in Union states
C. Loyalty and support of the U.S. Navy
D. A larger population and thus a larger pool of available soldiers
E. Superior, more experienced military leaders
Correct Answer: E
Confederate military leaders were initially more gifted in tactics, strategy, and leader-ship than were their Union counterparts.