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Chapters 16 and 17 (pages 465-507)

1. What is the significance of dates 1861-1865? These are the years that the Civil War had begun and ended.
2. Which battle was the begining of the Civil War? The battle of Fort Sumter.
3. Why is the battle of Vicksburg significant? It gave control of the Mississippi River to the Union so they could now transport goods down to the troops that are fighting.
4. Gettysburg is known as the Turning Point of the war. Why? This is known as the turning point of the Civil war because General Robert E. Lee was defeated by the Union army and was forced to retreat. The Confederate was on a win streak but from this battle it hurt them and they never recovered from it.
5. Why is Appomattox important? The battle of Appomattox was important because Robert E. Lee needed to surrender his troops to Ulysses S. Grant. It would break the spirit in the South, but could lead to the end of the war.
6. What was the Emancipation Proclamation? The Emancipation Proclamation let all slaves become free in the South but not the North which had made both sides more angered.
7. What was the state of Southern economy after the Civil War? After the Civil War the Southern economy had been ruined.
8. How, when, where, and by whom was Lincoln assassinated? How-Lincoln was shot in the head. When-April 14,1865. Where-Ford's Theater. Whom-John Wilkes Booth.
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