Virginia Studies CIVIL WAR
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In what year did Abraham Lincoln become the 16th president?
Who tried to start a slave rebellion by leading a raid on the United States Armory (Arsenal) at Harpers Ferry?
Who established a secret route that escaped enslaved African Americans took known as the Underground Railroad?
What group worked to end slavery?
What did Virginia do after Abraham Lincoln was elected president?
Seceded from the union and joined the other southern states.
Southern states, including Virginia, seceded from the Union to form what?
Confederate States of America (CSA)
Who surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House?
Robert E. Lee
Where did the important sea battle between the Monitor and Merrimack take place?
Virginia waters between Hampton and Norfolk
What was the result of the iron clad battle?
It was fought to a draw
How did Lincoln use the Union navy during the war?
To blockade southern ports
Which city was burned to the ground near the end of the Civil War and fell to Ulysses S. Grant?
What is the date of the end of the Civil War?
Who defeated Union troops at Fredricksburg, Virginia
Robert E. Lee
Where did the civil war end?
Who was the commander of the army of northern Virginia
Robert E. Lee
Which counties of Virginia did not favor slavory
Which Virginian played a major role in the first battle of Bull Run (Manassas)?
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Virginians were divided about secession from the Union, which led to the creation of
What was the fist major battle of the Civil War in VA
Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
A conflict that led to the Civil War was that northern states wanted the new states created out of the Western territory to be "free states" while the southern states wanted the new states to be
What economic difference developed between the North and the South after the American Revolution and led to the Civil War?
The economy in the northern states was industrialized, while southern states were agricultural and relied more on slave labor.
Most white Virginians supported the ⎯
Who did the Confederacy rely on to raise crops and provide labor for the army?
Enslaved African Americans
Some free African Americans felt their limited rights could best be protected by supporting which side?
How were American Indians affected by the Civil War?
Most American Indians did not take sides during the Civil War.
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