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MTEL History: American Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

Question 2 2. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

Question 3 3. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

Question 4 4. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

Question 5 5. Why did U.S. troops attack at Bull Run?

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Question 6 6. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

Question 7 7. Why did General Grant consider the battle in the Wilderness a success?

Question 8 8. Which of these events took place in February 1861?

Question 9 9. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

Question 10 10. What tactic was employed by the Confederate forces in the Battle of Shiloh?

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Question 11 11. What event was the first use of the new technology of ironclad ships?

Question 12 12. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 13 13. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

Question 14 14. How did the opinion of Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation differ from that of Roger Taney?

Question 15 15. Senator John Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

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Question 16 16. When did the Civil War take place?

Question 17 17. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 18 18. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

Question 19 19. Which was NOT one of the South's advantages during the Civil War?

Question 20 20. Which Union general presided over the surrender of the Confederacy?

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Question 21 21. Which was NOT a goal of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Question 22 22. What was this image representing?

Question 23 23. Why did the South lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

Question 24 24. Which southern general successfully reinforced the Confederates in the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 25 25. Which is true of the 1860 presidential election?

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Question 26 26. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

Question 27 27. Who shot President Lincoln?

Question 28 28. What was the Confederate reaction to the first Battle of Bull Run?

Question 29 29. Why did Lincoln send troops into Baltimore, Maryland?

Question 30 30. Which battle is still the bloodiest day in American history?

MTEL History: American Civil War Chapter Exam Instructions

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