The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events

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Why was the territory west of the Mississippi River so important to the Civil War?

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1. What was the importance of Battle of Glorieta Pass during the Civil War?

2. Why was the fighting in Missouri particularly fierce?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Civil War fighting west of the Mississippi was very spread out, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the important battles and states involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Missouri during the Civil War
  • Major battles of the Civil War
  • Trans-Mississippi theater states

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the Civil War west of the Mississippi
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important Civil War battles by their descriptions, such as the battle that helped to secure Missouri for the Union cause
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Civil War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Trans-Mississippi theater states

Additional Learning

To learn more about fighting west of the Mississippi, review the following lesson called The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War
  • Understand the impact of major battles to the Civil War's outcome
  • Know important figures from the Civil War, such as Claiborne Jackson
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