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Civil War Review

Quiz by Grace Ekwue

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  • Q1
    Why was Fort Sumter significant?
    The Union victory was the turning point battle of the war.
    This battle ended the Civil War.
    The battle split the Confederacy in two.
    The Confederates attacked the Union fort , which started the war.
  • Q2
    Why was the economy of the West so different from the North and South?
    The West had factories and immigrant labor.
    The West had plantations and slave labor.
    The West had rocky soil and harsh winters.
    The West had many natural resources and cheap land.
  • Q3
    What was one factor that led to the New York City riots?
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    Economic issues of the working class
    Limited housing available for new immigrants
    Treatment of African-American soldiers.
    The potato famine affecting the Irish
  • Q4
    How were the Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850 similar?
    They both let settlers decide if they wanted to allow slavery.
    They strengthened unity between the North and South.
    They both ended the issue of slavery in the U.S.
    They were both temporary solutions to sectional issues
  • Q5
    What question was answered by the Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, and Kansas-Nebraska Act?
    Should slave labor be allowed in new states?
    Should tariffs end in the North?
    Should slaves be allowed to vote?
    Should the North go to war with the South?
  • Q6
    "The States have their status in the Union, and they have no other legal status...the Union, and not themselves separately, procured their independence and their liberty." [message to Congress, July 4, 1861] --Which question is President Lincoln addressing?
    Are states legally able to secede?
    Do slaves have voting status?
    Do citizens have unalienable rights?
    Can new states be added to the Union?
  • Q7
    Which court case declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional and expanded slavery?
    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    Marbury v. Maryland
    McCulloch v. Maryland
    Gibbons v. Ogden
  • Q8
    During the Civil War, why was the Union embargo and naval blockades effective against the Confederates?
    The Union gained support from France after these strategies.
    The Union gained money from selling tobacco from the South.
    Confederates could not use cash crops (agricultural exports) as a source of income.
    Confederates could not collect taxes on imports.
  • Q9
    What happened at Appomattox Court House?
    General Lee surrendered to General Grant.
    General Grant joined forces with General Lee
    General Grant had to ask for more troops.
    General Lee passed the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Q10
    Which of the following greatly affected the outcome of the Civil War?
    Economic differences
    Foreign alliances
    Religious differences
    Military training
  • Q11
    "We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection." [Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861] -- What is the main idea of Lincoln's speech?
    Lincoln is prepared to use force to keep the Union together.
    The Union matters more than current conflicts between the states.
    The Union must work together to end slavery.
    States' rights is more important than the Union.
  • Q12
    How did Lincoln's assassination affect the U.S.?
    It increased European support for Reconstruction.
    His death led to the end of the Civil War.
    The loss of his leadership made it harder to deal with challenges the nation faced.
    Southern states decided to cooperate with the Union.
  • Q13
    Union President: Abraham Lincoln Union General: Ulysses S. Grant ------------------------------------ Confederate President: ? Confederate General: ? Which names best replace the question mark?
    Confederate President: Jefferson Davis Confederate General: Andrew Jackson
    Confederate President: Thomas Jefferson Confederate General: Stonewall Jackson
    Confederate President: Jefferson Davis Confederate General: Robert E. Lee
    Confederate President: John C. Calhoun Confederate General: Robert E. Lee
  • Q14
    A) Strengthened the Union (politically and militarily) B) Encouraged African Americans to fight for the Union C) Shifted focus of war to "freedom for all" Which event is being described?
    Gettysburg Address
    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
    13th Amendment
  • Q15
    During the Civil War, what was one advantage the Confederates had over the Union?
    They had more troops and weapons.
    They had more railroads and telegraph lines.
    They had more factories.
    They had better knowledge of the land (home terrain advantage)

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