This plan was used in an attempt by the Union to subdue the Confederacy by cutting off and blockading all of its ports. By using the Mississippi River as the main area of blockading, the Confederacy would be cut in two.
Political Cartoon Analysis Activity: Civil War Anaconda Plan
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Winfield Scott, supporting the North, had thought of this Anaconda plan to defeat the confederacy during the Civil War. The main purpose of this plan was to block South's use of ports during the time period of the Civil War. #AnacondaPlan
Union forces started a blockade of Southern ports in order to stop the exporting of cotton and prevent the imports of materials to help the South. The idea of blockading was formed after the attack on Fort Sumter. This was all a small part of the Anaconda Plan.