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American Civil War (1861-1865) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which was NOT a goal of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 2 2. In what way did industrialization affect the outcome of the American Civil War?

Question 3 3. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

Question 4 4. What was unexpected about the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 5 5. How did the opinion of Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation differ from that of Roger Taney?

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Question 6 6. Which event helped ensure President Lincoln's reelection?

Question 7 7. Who was Lincoln's Democratic opponent in the election of 1864?

Question 8 8.

Put the following events into the correct order:

I. Surrender of the Confederacy

II. Emancipation Proclamation

III. Battle of Antietam

IV. Battle of Gettysburg

Question 9 9. What was Ulysses S. Grant supposed to do at the same time as the 'March to the Sea'?

Question 10 10. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

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Question 11 11. Why did U.S. troops attack at Bull Run?

Question 12 12. Which southern general successfully reinforced the Confederates in the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is true about copperheads and bushwhackers?

Question 14 14. Why did people in both the Union and Confederacy protest the draft?

Question 15 15. How were Clara Barton and Mrs. Francis Clayton involved in the Civil War?

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Question 16 16. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 17 17. What was this image representing?

Question 18 18. Why was the control of the Mississippi River by the Union an important part of The Anaconda Plan?

Question 19 19. Which is a true statement about the home front during the American Civil War?

Question 20 20. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

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Question 21 21. Which battle is still the bloodiest day in American history?

Question 22 22. Why were there still slaves in the Union at the end of the Civil War?

Question 23 23. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

Question 24 24. At what point was the Anaconda Plan put into action?

Question 25 25. Which battle is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War?

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Question 26 26. When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?

Question 27 27. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

Question 28 28. After which event did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Confederate army?

Question 29 29. Why did the South fire the first shots that started the Civil War?

Question 30 30. What was distinctive about the Battle of Hampton Roads?

American Civil War (1861-1865) Chapter Exam Instructions

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