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5 Matching Questions
- Don Carlos Buell
- Alexander H. Stephens
- Henry Clay
- Bleeding Kansas
- THE CIVIL WAR
- a Small civil war in the United States, fought between proslavery and antislavery advocates for control of the new territory of Kansas under the doctrine of popular sovereignty.
- b Politician who served as vice president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Stephens headed the Confederate commission to the abortive peace conference at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in February 1865. After the fall of the Confederacy (May 1865), Stephens was confined for five months at Fort Warren, Boston.
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- d American statesman, U.S. congressman and U.S. senator, who was a major promoter of the Compromise of 1850. Clay was twice an unsuccessful candidate for president, first running as a National Republican (1832) and then as a Whig (1844).
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- The first Confiscation Act, passed on Aug. 6, 1861, authorized Union seizure of rebel property, and it stated that all slaves who fought with or worked for the Confederate military services were freed of further obligations to their masters.
- 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.
- An act that provided grants of land to states to finance the establishment of colleges specializing in "agriculture and the mechanic arts."
- The Battle of Monitor and Merrimack, was a naval battle of the American Civil War, famous for being the first fight between two ironclad warships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (the latter rebuilt from the burned-out hull of the USS Merrimack). The principal confrontations took place on March 8 and March 9, 1862, off Sewell's Point, a narrow place near the mouth of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The naval battle lasted two days. The battle, though inconclusive, received worldwide publicity. After the battle, it was clear that ironclad ships were the future of naval warfare.
5 True/False Questions
"54 40' or Fight" → 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.
George G. Meade → An American army officer who played a critical role in the Civil War by defeating the Confederate Army at Gettysburg, Pa.
Freeport Doctrine → Stephen Douglas's doctrine that, in spite of the Dred Scott decision, slavery could be excluded from territories of the United States by local legislation. This was advanced at the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 in Freeport, Illinois.
Salmon Chase → Salmon Chase was an American politician and jurist. Chase was one of the most prominent members of the new Republican Party. Chase articulated the "Slave Power conspiracy" thesis well before Lincoln. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men." He devoted his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power.
Stephen Douglas → American politician, leader of the Democratic Party, and orator who advocated the cause of popular sovereignty.. He was reelected senator from Illinois in 1858 after a series of eloquent debates with the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln, who defeated him in the presidential race two years later.