The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War


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Which is a true statement regarding secession in the American Civil War?

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1. What prompted the last four states to secede and join the Confederacy?

2. What was the outcome of the Battle of Fort Sumter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the Civil War, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the Confederacy, what started the conflict, and the victor of the battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • States joining the Confederacy
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter
  • President Lincoln's role

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Fort Sumter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Confederacy

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the following lesson on The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the battle that began the Civil War
  • Understand why the South seceded from the Union
  • Know important generals and events from the battle