The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals


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What prompted Southern states to leave the Union and join the Confederacy?

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1. Which of the following was a difference between the U.S. Constitution and the Confederate Constitution?

2. Who was the President of the Confederacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Confederacy was created when the Southern states decided to secede from the Union. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the formation of the Confederacy, as well as its goals and leaders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Difference between the U.S. Constitution and the Confederate Constitution
  • Formation of the Confederate government in 1861
  • Goal(s) of the Confederacy
  • Important figures of the Confederacy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the creation of the Confederacy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as the Confederacy's President and Secretary of State
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Confederate Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Confederacy

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the Confederacy formed, review the following lesson titled The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how and why the Confederacy was formed
  • Understand the timeline of the Confederate creation
  • Know other important figures from the Civil War, such as the Vice President of the Confederacy