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Civil War Test RV.

Civil War Test Review

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What events led the Southern States seceding from the United States? Nullification Crisis 1828, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act 1854, Republican Party formed 1858, Raid on Harper's Ferry Virginia 1859, 160 Presidential Election, Secession Begins
What was the goal of abolitionists? They want to end slavery.
What was the first state to secede from the Union? South Carolina
Who was the Republican President elected in 1860? Abraham Lincoln
Why did Sam Houston step down as governor of Texas? He refused to pledge loyalty to the Confederacy.
What was the goal of the Republican Party? Stop the spread of slavery.
What does states' rights mean? States should be able to choose whether or not to follow federal laws.
What is a Unionist? A person loyal to the United States
Who is John Brown? An abolitionist who led the raid on Harper's Ferry.
What does secede mean? To withdraw formally
What was another name for the United States during the Civil War? Union, North, Blue, Yankee
What was the conscription law? Why were some people unhappy about it? Requirement to fight in the military exemptions were unfair.
Texas farmers grew less ______ so they could grow more _____. Cotton, food
Who was the leader of the Confederate Army? Robert E. Lee
What is a blockade? To block or stop movement into or out of an area.
What was the population of the South at the beginning of the Civil War? 9 million
What part of the war affected most Texas families? Family members were away fighting, blockade
Who was the president of the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis
What was the population of the North at the beginning of the war? 22 million
Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired Fort Sumter
What was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War? Battle of Antietam
Name two Confederate officers. Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee
Where did General Lee surrender? In the courthouse in Appomattox, VA
What was the turning point of the Civil War? Battle of Gettysburg
What was significant about the Battle of Palmito Ranch? Palmito Ranch ; Fought after General Lee surrendered
Created by: SandraT19