Introduction

YANKEE VOLUNTEERS MARCHING INTO DIXIE. "YANKEE DOODLE KEEP IT UP, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY."

The United States Civil War is often analyzed in terms of domestic policy, economics, and social issues. What is often neglected is the impact foreign relations had on the war and the influence the war had on future foreign relations. The apprehension by European powers to enter the war impacted both the Union and Confederacy economically, and really aided the Union by remaining neutral. As a result the War depicted the importance of the United States in the global economy, and provided a glimpse of the potential power of a unified United States.