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The Civil War begins

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How many states had seceded from the Union by President Lincoln's inauguration? Seven
What was the first state to secede from the Union? South Carolina
What was the name of the country formed by the seceding states? Confederate State's of America
List three provisions found in the Confederate constitution. slavery protected, protective tariff ended, guarantee of State's Rights
What did Abraham Lincoln remind the South in his First Inaugural Address? He would "preserve, protect, and defend" the Union
Who was the Confederate president? Jefferson Davis
Who demanded that Union troops leave Fort Sumter? Jefferson Davis
In what city is Fort Sumter located? Charleston, SC
What did President Lincoln send to Fort Sumter before the outbreak of hostilities? Food and supplies were sent by boat.
On what date did the Civil War start? April 12, 1861
How did the Civil War start? Bombardment of Ft. Sumter by the Confederates
Who was the Confederate commander at Charleston who bombarded Fort Sumter? Gen P.T.G. Beauregard
Who was the Union commander at Ft. Sumter? Maj. Robert Anderson
Who won Fort Sumter? Confederates
What prompted four more states to leave the Union after Fort Sumter? Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers to join the Union army
What is the meaning of the term secede? To leave
What was the population of the United States in 1861? 22,000,000
What was the population of the Confederacy in 1861? 9,000,000
Who was the stronger, more decisive leader: Jefferson Davis or Abraham Lincoln? Abraham Lincoln
Which had the best railroad network: Union or Confederacy? Union
Where was most of the country's iron and steel production located just before the outbreak of the Civil War? North
Which had more factories: The Union or the Confederacy? Union
Just prior to the Civil War which part of the country controlled 70% of the nation's wealth? North
How did the Union raise large sums of money during the Civil War? Income Tax
Which had the best, most trained military officers: The Union or the Confederacy? Confederacy
Which had a larger navy: Union or Confederacy? Union
Where was most the Civil War fought? In the South
How did The Union attempt to keep the South from trading with Europe? Blockade called the Anaconda Plan
What was the capital of the Union? Washington, D. C.
What was the capital of the Confederacy? First Montgomery, Alabama and them Richmond, Virginia
Who wanted France and Great Britain to enter the war on their side? It never happened! Confederacy
Why did the Union want to take control of the Mississippi River? It was a trade route and if taken it would divide the South into two parts
Who fired the first shot of the Civil War? Edmund Ruffin
How many casualties were inflicted at Ft. Sumter? None
Created by: marthell