The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions


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What is one similarity between the Union and Confederate federal governments?

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1. How did the Confederacy pay for supplies from overseas?

2. What was the primary difference between the Union and Confederate attempts to fund their war efforts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both the North and the South created various legislation designed to help fund the war, recruit soldiers and build up the home front. This quiz and worksheet will focus on the language of these laws and the results of their enactment.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Why certain legislation and executive orders were passed
  • The Legal Tender Act of 1862
  • The Homestead Act
  • The Confiscation Acts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Homestead Act and the Legal Tender Act of 1862
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding Civil War laws and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about specific Civil War legislation and the impact of these laws
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding Civil War legislation and executive orders

Additional Learning

To learn more about laws enacted during the Civil War, review the accompanying lesson called The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Types of legislation and executive orders issued during the war
  • Reasons why these laws and orders were created
  • North and South legislative actions
  • Opposition to these laws
  • Results of several passed laws and executive actions