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History Alive America's Past Chapter 21: The Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was Alexander Stephens chosen as Vice President?

Question 2 2. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 3 3. What prompted Southern states to leave the Union and join the Confederacy?

Question 4 4. Why did General Grant consider the battle in the Wilderness a success?

Question 5 5. Approximately how many soldiers lost their lives during the Civil War?

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Question 6 6. Which Union general presided over the surrender of the Confederacy?

Question 7 7. Which side had a more difficult time post-war? Why?

Question 8 8. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 9 9. Which was NOT one of General Grant's unconventional military tactics?

Question 10 10. Where did the negotiations to end the Civil War take place?

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Question 11 11. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

Question 12 12. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

Question 13 13. Why did the South fire the first shots that started the Civil War?

Question 14 14. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

Question 15 15. How had life changed for plantation owners in the South after the war?

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Question 16 16. Which was NOT one of the South's advantages during the Civil War?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 18 18. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

Question 19 19. Who shot President Lincoln?

Question 20 20. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

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Question 21 21. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

Question 22 22. When was President Lincoln killed?

Question 23 23. Which of the following was a difference between the U.S. Constitution and the Confederate Constitution?

Question 24 24. Why did the South lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

Question 25 25. Many observers were surprised at which of the following goals of the Confederacy?

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Question 26 26. When did the Civil War take place?

Question 27 27. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

Question 28 28. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

Question 29 29. Why did life continue to be difficult for veterans upon returning home?

Question 30 30. Who was the President of the Confederacy?

History Alive America's Past Chapter 21: The Civil War Chapter Exam Instructions

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