William Henry Seward in the Civil War: Facts & History


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Which political party did William Seward belong to when he was considered a possible presidential nominee in 1860?

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1. Which of the following was Seward's home state?

2. Which of the following was NOT one of Seward's achievements DURING the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand details about William Henry Seward, such as his early political life, his role as Secretary of State and his accomplishments following the Civil War.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on professional and personal details about William Henry Seward, such as:

  • Where Seward was born
  • Political affiliation
  • Civil War achievements
  • The name of Seward's would-be assassin

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing events about William Henry Seward's activities as Secretary of State
  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Trent Affair and the Lyons-Seward Treaty
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding Seward's political accomplishments
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about who William Henry Seward was and what were his most important contributions during the Civil War

Additional Learning

To learn more about William Henry Seward, review the accompanying lesson called William Henry Seward in the Civil War: Facts, History & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Seward's early years as New York Governor and U.S. Senator
  • Seward's rise in the Republican Party and his unsuccessful bid for presidential nomination
  • His major accomplishments as Secretary of State to Abraham Lincoln
  • His post-War achievements