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Chapter 14: To Fight to Gain a Country: The Civil War
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This activity contains 10 questions.
The first and only president of the Confederate States of America was:
Judah P. Benjamin.
Robert E. Lee.
When the initial Confederate call for volunteers failed to produce the number of soldiers needed to fight the Union, Jefferson Davis:
received congressional authorization to implement a military conscription law, the first military draft on the North American continent.
was authorized to conscript slaves to fight for the Confederate army.
ordered Robert E. Lee to use temporary militia to meet manpower shortages.
offered Southern men a bounty in return for service.
moved to hire foreign mercenaries.
Worried about disloyalty in the vicinity of the nation's capital, Lincoln ordered Winfield Scott to:
close dissenting newspapers.
declare martial law in the District of Columbia.
outlaw the Democratic party.
suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Baltimore.
create the Secret Service to protect government leaders.
The US Sanitary Commission was charged with:
monitoring sanitary conditions in southern cities that fell to Union forces.
cleaning up battlefields to avoid disease conditions.
investigating conditions in Union military camps.
administering prisoner-of-war camps for the Union.
caring for slaves who made their way to Union lines.
After the tenuous Union victory at ___________, Lincoln decided that the political tides had shifted enough to warrant an Emancipation Proclamation.
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves:
in Confederate territory.
in the territories west of the Mississippi River.
in the Border States.
willing to relocate to Central America or the West Indies.
in the entire United States.
The Confederate government believed that the British would quickly recognize the new nation because of:
their need for large supplies of southern cotton.
the strategic necessity of flanking the United States to the South.
blood ties to Southern aristocrats.
France's support of the Union.
British designs on the Oregon country.
In western North Carolina, a group calling themselves the Heroes of America:
threatened to rejoin the Union is protest of Confederate conscription laws.
attacked Union supply trains.
joined Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as an elite force.
declared their loyalty to the Union.
used vigilante justice to cow suspected Unionists into submission.
Confederate commanders William Quantrill and John Singleton Mosby distinguished themselves by:
their cowardice on the battlefield.
their refusal to follow orders.
their use of guerrilla warfare.
their lightning raids against Grant's armies in Mississippi.
their refusal to surrender following the war.
Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at:
Charleston, South Carolina.
Appomattox Court House.
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