The Legacy of the American Civil War


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When did the Confederate battle flag become a common symbol in popular culture?

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1. Which of the following was part of the Lost Cause interpretation of the Civil War?

2. At the time of the Civil War, why did the Confederate states claim that they were seceding from the Union?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this worksheet and quiz lets you check your knowledge of the American Civil War. You will be quizzed on the significance of this war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools help assess your knowledge of:

  • When the Confederate battle flag became a symbol in pop culture
  • Parts of the 'lost cause' interpretation of the Civil War
  • Why the Confederate states wanted to secede from the Union
  • When the 'lost cause' explanation of the war became energized

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding when the Confederate battle flag became a symbol in pop culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what the 'lost cause' explanation said about slavery
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most pivotal details from the history lesson

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this war using the lesson, The Legacy of the American Civil War. It is an effective resource for helping you cover these supplementary topics:

  • Confederate declarations of cause
  • Meaning after the Civil War
  • Reason for the term 'lost cause'
  • History of the Confederate flag