The American Civil War's Impact on the Economy, Society, Politics & Government


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What privilege did Lincoln discontinue during the Civil War?

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1. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

2. What type of service had George McClellan provided his country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks your knowledge of how the American Civil War affected the country post-war. You'll review your understanding of the impact on the economy and our government as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intention for this quiz and worksheet is to check what you know about:

  • The privilege Lincoln discontinued during the Civil War
  • What the Emancipation Proclamation did
  • The type of service George McClellan provided his country
  • Why the Freedmen's Bureau was created

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read what the Emancipation Proclamation was and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what George McClellan did for his country
  • Knowledge application - check that you know which legislation attempted to balance the slave states and the free states to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

You can find more details about this topic in the lesson, The American Civil War's Impact on the Economy, Society, Politics & Government. This lesson offers more insight into:

  • How the South's economy fared after the war in comparison to the North's economy
  • Characteristics of the South's economy and industry
  • What the Fugitive Slave Act required
  • Legislation developed by Lincoln
  • The tension after the Emancipation Proclamation