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The U.S. Civil War Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Senator John Crittenden believed his 'Crittenden Compromise' would keep the Union together because:

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Question 2 2. Which was NOT a goal of the Emancipation Proclamation?

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Question 3 3. Why did the South lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

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Question 4 4. When was President Lincoln killed?

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Question 5 5. Why did Lincoln send troops into Baltimore, Maryland?

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Question 6 6. Why did U.S. troops attack at Bull Run?

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Question 7 7. When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?

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Question 8 8. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

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Question 9 9. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

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Question 10 10. Which Union general presided over the surrender of the Confederacy?

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Question 11 11. Who shot President Lincoln?

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Question 12 12. Which was NOT one of General Grant's unconventional military tactics?

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Question 13 13. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

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Question 14 14. Which event was the trigger for South Carolina's secession?

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Question 15 15. Who was President of the United States when South Carolina seceded from the Union?

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Question 16 16. After which event did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Confederate army?

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Question 17 17. What did the Emancipation Proclamation accomplish?

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

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

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Question 20 20. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

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Question 21 21. Where did the negotiations to end the Civil War take place?

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Question 22 22. Why was the control of the Mississippi River by the Union an important part of The Anaconda Plan?

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Question 23 23. Which is NOT a common criticism of the Emancipation Proclamation?

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

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Question 25 25. When did the Civil War take place?

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Question 26 26. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

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Question 27 27. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

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Question 28 28. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

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Question 29 29. Why did General Grant consider the battle in the Wilderness a success?

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

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The U.S. Civil War Chapter Exam Instructions

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