Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

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Which of the following statements about the Civil War is NOT true?

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1. What was the main reason that the focus on slavery started?

2. Which of the following events did NOT come before the Emancipation Proclamation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this fully interactive, downloadable and printable combination quiz and worksheet you will be tested on the history of the Emancipation Proclamation and what conditions leading up to and following the Civil War led to its adoption during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The historical issues that led to the start of the Civil War.
  • How Lincoln shifted the focus of the controversy surrounding the Civil War from states' rights to the issue of slavery.
  • How the Emancipation Proclamation affected the status of black men during the Civil War.
  • What rights were granted to slaves in the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The effect of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of states' rights as it related to slavery.
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes of the Civil War and interpret it correctly.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Emancipation Proclamation, review the accompanying lesson, 'Reading the Emancipation Proclamation'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the Emancipation Proclamation and its effect on the Civil War.
  • The historical climate that existed during the Civil War and the conditions that led to the adoption of the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • How the Confiscation Act led to the Emancipation Proclamation and finally the cessation of the Civil War.
  • What the Emancipation Proclamation said and its importance.
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