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History

The Civil War - Unit Test

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The Civil War officially began with the: firing on Fort Sumter
the president of the United States during the Civil War was: Abraham Lincoln
this battle was the turning point of the Civil War: Gettysburg
Lee surrendered to Grant at: Appomattox Courthouse
the commanding general of the Southern forces was: Robert E. Lee
starting in 1863, African American soldiers fought braverly and helped turn the ride of the war for the: North
to secede means to: break away from a larger group
the underlying cause of the Civil War was: slavery
the Union Navy used its ships to: blockage all Southern ports
the economy of the South can best be described as: agricultural
there were ____ confederate states 11
who was the commanding general of the Union forces and would later become president of the United States? Ulysses S. Grant
the first state to secede was: South Carolina
President Lincoln issued the ____ in 1863, which freed all slaves located in the Confederate States. Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln original goal in fighting the Civil War was: restoring the Union
the Union planned to defeat the Confederacy by: blockading all ports, taking control of the Mississippi, and gaining control of Richmond, the Confederate capital
Lincoln's Emacipation Proclamation had all of the following effects: increasing Southern anger towards the North, increasing African-American enlistment in the Union army, and swayed British opinion to the Union side
when the Civil War began, the South had the advantage of: fighing a defensive war
what was a Confederate victory in the Civil War? Bull Run
the election of Abraham Lincoln immediately led to: the seccession of South Carolina
the key to control the Mississippi River, captured by Grant on July 6, 1863 after six weeks of fighting was: Vicksburg
who assissinated Abraham Lincoln? John Wilkes Booth
this book written by Harrier Beecher Stowe dramatized the cruelties of slavery in the South and helped to create tension between the North and the South Uncle Tom's Cabin
as a result of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederacy: did not attempt to invade the North again
what Civil War event occurred first? firing on Ft. Sumter
by issuing the Emacipation Proclamation, President Lincoln: broadened Union war goals to include ending slavery
the Underground Railroad was developed in order to: help runaway slaves escape to freedom
a battlefield map drawn by a soldier serving at the battle of Gettysburg is a _____ source reference document of the Civil War. primary
what advantage did the North have over the South during the Civil War? greater population of volunteers for army
based on the advantages of both the North and the South at the onset of war, which conclusion could most likely have been made? the North was expected to win the war quickly
the president of the Confederate States of America was: Jefferson Davis
"If I could save the Union with out freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." this statement was made by: Abraham Lincoln
In the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, popular sovereignty was proposed as a way to: allow settlers in the new territories to vote on the issue of slavery
when the war began, the Confederates believed that: the northerners would grow tired on the war and leave them to be independent
the life of soldiers during the Civil War was: dangerous and difficult
in "total war": all enemy food and equipment are destroyed
what was the importance of the Battle of Vicksburg to the Union? it now controlled the Mississippi River
a disadvantage for the North in the Civil War was that it: would have to invade the South
the first major battle of the Civil War that ended in Confederate victory was: Bull Run
one way that "Bleeding Kansas" the Dred Scott decision, and John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry had a similar effect on the United States was that these events: made sectional compromise more difficult
Created by: cmiller621