SAT Subject US History Practice Question 323: Answer and Explanation
34. Which advantage did the Confederacy have over the Union at the beginning of the Civil War?
A. Control over the majority of U.S. industry and material resources
B. A larger population and thus larger pool of available soldiers
C. The location of major national railroads in Confederate states
D. Assurance of support, supplies, and troops from France and Great Britain
E. Superior, more experienced military leaders
Correct Answer: E
The Southern generals were better strategists than the Northern ones in the early years of the Civil War.