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What was a major result of the Civil War?
a) States now had the right to secede from the Union. b) Congress passed an amendment to provide for the direct election of senators. c) The power of the central government was strengthened. d) The judiciary became the dominant branch of the federal government.
In which area did the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declare slavery illegal?
a) Confederate states b) Union border-states c) the western territories d) all of the United States
During the Civil War, with which of the following statements would a southern state most likely agree?
a) A strong federal government is the best government. b) State and federal governments should have equal power in determining what is best for the country. c) The Federalists were correct in their assumptions about government. d) State governments should have the power to determine their own destinies.
What aspect of the Emancipation Proclamation caused some to believe it was more focused on protecting the union rather than freeing slaves?
a) It did not go into effect until after the end of the Civil War. b) It allowed the border states to maintain ownership of their slaves. c) It was promoted without any support from Republican lawmakers. d) It forced freed slaves to remain in the southern states.
herman's march through Georgia was designed to
a) find supplies for the Union armies in Virginia. b) free the slaves in central Georgia. c) get Lincoln reelected. d) break the will of the Southern people.
I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual . . .. It follows . . . that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union -Lincoln expressed his opposition to what?
a) States had the right to secede from the Union. b) The federal government had supported slave rebellions c) A convention should be held to rewrite the Constitution. d) Supreme Court decisions supporting nullification should be upheld.
The North’s rapid economic growth during the Civil War was stimulated by
a) the elimination of taxes on defense industries b) a reduction in the number of immigrants c) increased government demand for many products d) enslaved persons filling industrial jobs
As the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln stated that his primary goal was to
a) end slavery b) set new national boundaries c) increase congressional powers d) preserve the Union
A house divided against itself cannot stand. . . . I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided.. . . .” -Abraham Lincoln, the divided house was caused primarily by
a) expansionism b) war with Mexico c) slavery d) the suffrage movement
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1858 According to this quotation, Abraham Lincoln believed that
a) slavery was immoral and should be abolished immediately b) sectional differences threatened to destroy the Union c) the Southern states should be allowed to secede d) to save the nation, the North should compromise with the South on slavery
Which event occurred in April 1861?
a) Start of the Civil War b) Battle of Gettysburg c) Battle of the Ironclads d) Emancipation Proclamation
Which of the following groups benefited the most from the Homestead Act of 1862?
a) factory owners who wanted to reduce the power of unions b) Native Americans who wanted to protect their way of life c) farmers who wanted to purchase land in western territories d) supporters of slavery who wanted its expansion to new territories
After the tenuous Union victory at ___________, Lincoln decided that the political tides had shifted enough to warrant an Emancipation Proclamation.
a) Antietam b) Richmond c) Bull RUn d) Vicksburg
Lincoln's strategy for the Civil War was to do all the following EXCEPT
a) divide the Confederacy by gaining control of the Mississippi River. b) capture Richmond. c) execute Scott's Anaconda Plan. d) pressure the Confederates to negotiate a compromise peace.
During the Civil War, the Confederacy won all the following battles EXCEPT
a) Fredericksburg. b) Chancellorsville. c) Vicksburg. d) Second Bull Run.
The New York City draft riots were primarily a protest against
a) conscription. b) Lincoln's allowing black troops to fight for the Union. c) Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. d) the Emancipation Proclamation.
When the Civil War began, the Confederacy expected
a) a long and difficult war of attrition. b) economic and military aid from Britain. c) Northern manufacturing concerns to side with the South. d) that to win, they would have to abandon their states' rights philosophy.
Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at
a) Savannah, Georgia. b) Petersburg, Virginia. c) Appomattox Court House. d) Charleston, South Carolina.
Which one of the following states did NOT secede from the Union after the firing on Ft. Sumter?
a) North Carolina b) Tennessee c) Arkansas d) Kentucky
Which of the following was NOT a Union general?
a) Lee b) Grant c) McClellan d) Hooker
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