1. Watch the video on the Civil War and the railroads: http://www.c-span.org/video/?320456-1/discussion-railroads-civil-war

2. Write an essay answering each questions:
a. Who was the presenter and what were his qualifications to present this topic?
b. What was the state of the railroads in the North at the beginning of the Civil War?
c. What was the state of the railroads in the South at the beginning of the Civil War?
d. How did the North organize the railroads to assist in the Union war effort? Did the South try to put the same policies in place for Southern railroads?
e. Did the overall condition of the Northern railroads change during the Civil War, and, if so, why? Did the overall condition of the Southern railroads change during the Civil War, and, if so, why?
f. Which side received the most benefit from their railroads (North or South), and why? Give examples to support your analysis

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