5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- "54 40' or Fight"
- Don Carlos Buell
- THE CIVIL WAR
- Tariff of 1864
- Ambrose Burnside
- a An American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater.
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- c Don Carlos Buell was a United States Army officer. Buell led Union armies in two great Civil War battles—Shiloh and Perryville. The nation was angry at his failure to defeat the outnumbered Confederates after Perryville, or to secure East Tennessee. Buell was relieved of field command in late 1862.
- d It increased the income tax rates established by the Internal Revenue Act of 1862. In addition to this, the act established stamp taxes on such items as matches and photographs. This act was allowed to expire as the populace mainly viewed it as an emergency measure for war-time situations. The Act ultimately expired in 1873 in the face of increased deficit spending.
- e This was a slogan used by Polk in his election campaign. It demonstrated the dispute over the Oregon Territory. Part of what they wanted was owned by the British, as they had joint occupation of it. Eventually, they outnumbered the British and won the territory.
5 Multiple choice questions
- American southern political leader and "fire-eater" who, in his later years, consistently urged the South to secede in response to Northern antislavery agitation.
- 13th Amendment- Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
14th Amendment- Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
15th Amendment- Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
- Government girls were women who, during the Civil War, took government jobs that had previously been held by men but had been vacated as the men left to fight the war.
- U.S. Army officer and public official who was active in Democratic politics in the mid-19th century. He was defeated for the presidency in 1848.
- 8th president of the United States (1837-41) and one of the founders of the Democratic Party. He was known as the "Little Magician" to his friends (and the "Sly Fox" to his enemies) in recognition of his reputed cunning and skill as a politician.
5 True/False questions
Espirit de corps → The bond among the members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry that went beyond simple allegiance to their comrades to a true devotion of the regiment itself
Abraham Lincoln → The 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who preserved the Union during the Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.
Johnny Rebs → This was a term for Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War. It was given to them by the Federal soldiers.
Robert E. Lee → A Confederate general, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies during the Civil War. In February 1865 he was given command of all the Southern armies. His surrender at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865, signifies the end of the Civil War.
Clement L. Vallandigham → Politician during the American Civil War (1861-65) whose Southern sympathies and determined vendetta against the Federal government and its war policy resulted in his court-martial and exile to the Confederacy. During the Civil War he bitterly attacked the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, charging that it was destroying not only the Constitution but civil liberty as well.