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Edwin Stanton: Biography & Significance

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In which state was Edwin Stanton born?

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1. What was Stanton's profession before the Civil War?

2. Who preceded Stanton as Secretary of War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of Stanton's role in several important historical events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Stanton's line of work before the Civil War
  • The state Stanton was born in
  • The aftermath of President Lincoln's assassination
  • Stanton's conflict with the Johnson Administration

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edwin Stanton's actions after Lincoln's assassination
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his time as Secretary of War
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about this man's profession before the Civil War in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about Stanton's role in American history, study the following lesson called Edwin Stanton: Biography & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details his early years in Ohio
  • Explains his rise as a lawyer
  • Covers Stanton's responsibilities during the Civil War
  • Explores Stanton's appointment to the Supreme Court
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