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Which of the following is true of the Northern economy during the Civil War?
  1. It flourished due to wartime production.
  2. Wartime production balanced out the cost of the war.
  3. The numerous casualties shrank the workforce, damaging the economy.
  4. The loss of trade with England was more devastating than expected.
  5. The lack of Southern cotton shut down the textile industry.
Answer: A - The Northern economy flourished due to wartime production. The need for supplies kept Northern factories humming, and a steady influx of immigrants ensured that labor was readily available. England continued to trade with the North in spite of its historically stronger ties to the South. In fact, the war boosted the Northern economy and laid the groundwork for the American industrial dominance that would emerge at the end of the century.
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