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Civil War

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1858 According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
    the Southern states should be allowed to secede
    to save the nation, the North should compromise with the South on slavery
    slavery was immoral and should be abolished immediately
    sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union
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  • Q2
    The North claimed they could win the Civil War because…(Identify their evidence):
    They lived in a surrounding area of wilderness that made invasion very difficult
    They had a strong military tradition that produced brilliant officers.
    They had a large population base from which it could draw soldiers and workers
    They only needed to defend their self
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  • Q3
    The South claimed they could win the Civil War because…(Identify their evidence)
    They had a large economy based on factories which could produce a large number of weapons
    They had miles of railroad tracks to move armies quickly
    They had a home field advantage; they were fighting for their homes and traditions on their soil.
    They had a large economy with lots of money that was already in circulation
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  • Q4
    In response to new Northern wins, and to regain energy up in the North for the war, President Lincoln issued this?
    Gettysburg Address
    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The 13th Amendment- Freeing the Slaves
    2nd Inaugural Address
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  • Q5
    This group was the first African-American group of soldiers used by the Union
    Slave Seamen
    Virginia Brigade
    Grant’s Group
    Massachusetts 54th
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  • Q6
    This general introduced the idea of total war- that is destroying civilian and economic resources of the enemy?
    Robert E. Lee
    Ambrose Burnsides
    Ulysses S. Grant
    William Sherman
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  • Q7
    Turning point of the war for the North - It was Lee’s first major defeat.
    Gettysburg
    Siege of Vicksburg
    First Bull Run
    Antietam
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  • Q8
    This was the first major battle of the war.
    First Bull Run
    Siege of Vicksburg
    Shiloh
    Gettysburg
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  • Q9
    A Confederate surprise victory shattered the North’s hopes of winning the war quickly
    First Bull Run
    Gettysburg
    Siege of Vicksburg
    Antietam
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  • Q10
    Known as Sharpsburg- Bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War and U.S. history
    Siege of Vicksburg
    Antietam
    Gettysburg
    Shiloh
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  • Q11
    Largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War
    Shiloh
    First Bull Run
    Gettysburg
    Antietam
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  • Q12
    “That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons...” This text is most likely taken from which of the following documents:
    Emancipation Proclamation
    Gettysburg Address
    Underground Railroad
    Compromise of 1850
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  • Q13
    That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons...” According to the text, what does this document do?
    Frees all of the slaves
    Made slavery legal in the military and navy
    Made January 1st a holiday
    Frees slaves in those states fighting against the United States
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  • Q14
    “That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons...” Who was responsible for this being passed?
    Jefferson Davis
    George McClellan
    Robert E Lee
    Abraham Lincoln
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  • Q15
    What evidence best supports Gettysburg being the most important battle of the Civil War?
    the Union army’s advance on the Confederate capital was stopped
    It was an overwhelming Confederate victory
    it enabled the Union to control the Mississippi River
    it ended Lee’s hopes of advancing into northern territory
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