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History of the Americas
Civil War test - Ms studies
Terms in this set (19)
What led to the secession of SC & MS from the Union?
MS did not want the federal government to abolish slavery.
What event launched the Civil War?
-Battle of Ft. Sumter, SC (April 1861)
-A federal Fort in a "Southern state"
-The Fort ran out of supplies, Lincoln sent in troops to replace the supplies.
-SC authorities thought Lincoln was trying to prepare for battle so they attacked federal troops. -Lincoln sent more to put down the rebellion, which escalated the event to launch the war
What is the importance of Vicksburg in the Civil War?
last place that the Union did not have control.
What were the effect of the Civil War on MS DURING the war?
What was the role of blacks during the Civil War on BOTH sides?
some fought for the North (Union)
Identify the political parties of the election of 1860 & their platforms.
Lincoln(R)- No expansion of slavery
What was the outcome of the election of 1860?
Free states/Slave states
what is nullification?
what is the importance of Ft. Sumter?
What were the pro's and con's of each side at the start of the war?
• More resources ($) -Military training
• Larger population -Better leaders
• More industrial -King Cotton
• More railroad -Foreign support
Explain the compromise of 1850...
1. CA a free state
2. UT & NM could vote on it (MS did not like this)
What was the new technology of the Civil War?
What was the importance of the Ms, River during the Civil War?
How did the siege of Vicksburg effect its local citizens?
they were living in caves and low on supply
Who was the president of the confederate states? Where was he from?
Jefferson Davis, Mississippi
When did the Civil War end?
April 5, 1865
Where did the Civil War end?
Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia
What were the differences between the Democrats & Republicans during & before war?
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