Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy


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What was the primary source of conflict between Jefferson Davis and the leaders of Confederate states?

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1. Why did the South struggle economically?

2. Why was the Confederate attempt to raise money ultimately unsuccessful?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you quickly assess what you know about life in the Confederate states during the Civil War. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the economic hardships faced by Southerners during the war and common practices of the Union army in Confederate territory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Type of government for which Confederate leaders advocated
  • Economic hardships faced by Southerners during the war
  • How Confederate officials tried to raise money for the war
  • Union army practices in Confederate territory

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Confederate life in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Southern social fabric during the war
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the Civil War affected the Confederate economy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Civil War, review the corresponding lesson titled Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the Confederate government led by Jefferson Davis
  • Learn about the Conscription Act
  • Understand the shortcomings of the Confederate economy
  • Recognize the destruction of the home front in the South
  • Know what the scorched earth policy entailed