5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- National Banking Act
- New York Draft Riots
- Writ of Habeas Corpus
- George McClellan
- a A United States federal law that established a system of national charters for banks. It encouraged development of a national currency based on bank holdings of U.S. Treasury securities, the so-called National Bank Notes.
- b Volent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.
- c A major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army.
- d Officially, United States Notes, first issued by the US Treasury in 1862 as legal tender fiduciary paper money to help finance the Civil War (1861-1865)
- e A writ, or legal action, through which a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention. The remedy can be sought by the prisoner or by another person coming to his aid. It originated in the English legal system, but it is now available in many nations. It has historically been an important legal instrument safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary state action.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- First major battle of the war - Confederate victory. Near Manassas, VA. Proved war would not be short.
- (1861) Raised tariff rates to increase revenue and protect American manufacturers. Its passage initiated a Republican program of high protective tariffs to help industrialists.
- Turning point of the war - Last chance for confederacy. Most important battle fought on Union soil. The union won, which prompted Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
- A Confederate ship built in Britain and armed after it left port so it was not considered a warship when it left port. Displayed the main foreign intervention in the war, and because it never landed in a Confederate port it yielded Britain the naval base of the Confederacy.
- The freedom of the people of a given territory or national grouping to determine their own political status and how they will be governed without undue influence from any other country.
5 True/False Questions
Clement Vallandigham → On November 8, 1861, the USS San Jacinto, commanded by Union Captain Charles Wilkes, intercepted the British mail packet Trent and removed as contraband of war two Confederate diplomats, James Mason and John Slidell. The envoys were bound for Great Britain and France to press the Confederacy's case for diplomatic recognition by Europe.
Winfield Scott → General-in-Chief of Union army, veteran of the 1812 and Mexican wars. Devised a 3-part strategy for winning the war: 1) Anaconda plan 2) Divide Confederacy in two by controlling Mississippi River 3) Raise/train army to take Richmond
Conscription → organized opposition to authority
Pacific Railway Acts → (1862) A series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the United States through authorizing the issuance of government bonds and the grants of land to railroad companies.
Fredericksburg → Battle that lead to the Union's control of the Mississippi River