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U.S. Civil War (1850-1877) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the Confederate retreat from Richmond?

Question 2 2. Why did General Lee initially go towards the Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865?

Question 3 3. How were the two capitals during the Civil War (Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA) similar?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is correct regarding the assassination of Lincoln?

Question 5 5. Why was the fall of Petersburg significant for Richmond?

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Question 6 6. Why was the 13th Amendment enacted?

Question 7 7. How did carpetbaggers harm the Reconstruction Period?

Question 8 8. What was the name given to former Confederates who seized local and state offices in the South?

Question 9 9. What was the biggest change made by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in 1874?

Question 10 10. How did the period of Reconstruction change the representation of African American men?

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Question 11 11. Why was Gettysburg considered the decisive turning point in the Civil War?

Question 12 12. Why was Chancellorsville considered an important turning point in the Civil War?

Question 13 13. Which was the deadliest event in the Civil War?

Question 14 14. Why was taking control of the entire Mississippi River such an important goal for the North?

Question 15 15. Why did the South lose the Battle of Gettysburg?

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Question 16 16. In terms of economic factors, why did the South feel exploited by the North?

Question 17 17. Which of the following was an important individual that was involved in the non military aspects of the war?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a political factor leading to the Civil War?

Question 19 19. Why is the attack on Charles Sumner a significant event in the buildup to the Civil War?

Question 20 20. _____ was the first state to secede.

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Question 21 21. Why did the Civil War last so much longer than initially expected?

Question 22 22. Why did the North use its Naval advantage to institute a blockade of Southern ports?

Question 23 23. Which was NOT one of the South's advantages during the Civil War?

Question 24 24. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America in 1861?

Question 25 25. Why did the South fire the first shots that started the Civil War?

U.S. Civil War (1850-1877) Chapter Exam Instructions

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