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In which of the following areas did the south have an advantage over the north in the Civil War?
a) permit and guarantee the expansion of slavery.
b) outlaw slavery in the new territories only.
c) outlaw slavery in every state and territory.
d) avoid taking any position on the issue of slavery.

Which Civil War battle is considered a turning point because it crippled the Confederate forces so badly that they never again invaded a northern state?
a) Chancellorsville.
b) Vicksburg.
c) Antietam.
d) Gettysburg.

The Republican Party was formed by people who, despite their differences, were united in their
a) support of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
b) opposition to slavery.
c) fear of federal power.
d) fear of Papal Power.

What was the goal of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850?
a) Expand slavery.
b) Abolish slavery
c) Keep the south from seceeding.
d) Cause an imbalance in power between the North and South

Lincoln’s election to the presidency caused the south to secede from the Union because
a) Lincoln immediately abolished slavery.
b) Lincoln declared war on the south.
c) they felt they lost a voice in government.
d) Lincoln was born in the south and did not support slavery.

Grant and Sherman’s strategy of total war targeted not only the Confederate Army, but also
a) the civilian population of the South.
b) Native Americans who were not loyal to the United States.
c) Northern citizens sympathetic to the South.
d) the South’s population of enslaved Africans.

Lincoln suspended _____________ to deal with dissent in the Union States.
a) conscription of men over 35 years of age
b) Voting rights for free African Americans
c) harsh sentences for draft rioters
d) the writ of habeas corpus

Which view BEST summarizes Lincoln’s position on slavery?
a) slavery should not spread because it is morally and politically wrong
b) slavery should be accepted because it is necessary for the nation’s economic health.
c) slavery should be made illegal in the United States.
d) slavery is not immoral but each state should decide what to do on this issue.

The Wilmot Proviso proposed that slavery should be banned from
a) the District of Columbia
b) all of the territories won from Mexico
c) the entire nation
d) California only

He was a southern sympathizer that assassinated President Lincoln.
a) John Robert Wayne.
b) James Earl Ray.
c) John Wilkes Booth.
d) Lee Harvey Oswald.

Which of the following abolished slavery in the north?
a) The adoption of the anaconda plan.
b) The suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus.
c) The adoption of the 13th amendment.
d) The issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Which of the following occurred at Appomattox?
a) the final surrender of the Confederate army.
b) a conflict between ironclad shops that resulted in a draw.
c) a crucial Union battle victory.
d) a crucial Confederate battle victory.

This term means formal withdrawal from the Union.
a) Secession
b) Success
c) Succeed
d) Remove

When the Civil War began , Abraham Lincoln’s main goal was to
a) free the slaves.
b) punish the south.
c) do nothing.
d) restore the Union.

In the Dred Scott decision the Supreme Court appeared to
a) military leadership.
b) industrial capacity.
c) civilian leadership.
d) food production.

This battle started the Civil War.
a) Fort Sumter
b) First Battle of Bull Run.
c) Antietam.
d) Shiloh.

One effect of the Emancipation Proclamation was that it
a) kept Japan out of war.
b) united the Republican party.
c) immediately freed southern slaves.
d) gave a moral purpose to the war.

Which of the following best explains the dependence of the Southern economy on slavery?
a) immigrants who opposed slavery did not settle in the South
b) the South needed slave labor to support its manufacturing economy
c) the Southern economy was rural and consisted mostly of plantations
d) enslaved Africans were well-suited to working in the hot Southern climate

What was a result of passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
a) several years of peace on the issue of slavery
b) popular sovereignty for Kansas and Nebraska
c) reaffirmation of the Missouri Compromise
d) the end of the political career of Stephen Douglas

The Northern strategy to defeat the south, coined the Anaconda plan, included all of the following except
a) cutting the confederacy into two and capturing the Mississippi River.
b) protecting their homeland.
c) putting up a blockade on southern ports.
d) capturing the southern capital at Richmond, Virginia.

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