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Civil War: Causes of the Civil War
4L History/Geography-Civil War Study Guide
Matching-Politicians, Legislation, Government, etc.
-Missouri Compromise (where could slavery not extend to)
-Fugitive Slave Act (what did it say? Compromise of 1850)
-Popular Sovereignty (what does this mean)
-Dred Scott (why was he suing for freedom?)
-Uncle Tom's Cabin (what is this?)
-South Carolina (what did the state do in December 1860?)
-Secessionists (what did these people believe?)
-Jefferson Davis (who was he?)
-Abraham Lincoln (role in government)
-War of Attrition (what is this?)
-Cotton (importance to the Southern economy)
-Gettysburg Address (purpose of the speech)
-Emancipation Proclamation (what did this turn the civil war into?)
-Total War (definition)
-13th Amendment (what did this amendment do?)
Matching-Battles, Generals, Cities, etc.
-Ft. Sumter (date/importance of battle)
-Bull Run (date/what did citizens expect at the battle?)
-Stonewall Jackson (position in the Confederate army/when did he die?)
-Robert E. Lee (position in the Confederate army)
-Ulysses S. Grant (position in the Union army)
-William Sherman (what did he bring to S.C. and G.A.?)
-Mississippi River (importance to each side)
-Shiloh (date/importance of battle to Union)
-Antietam (date/importance of battle)
-54th Massachusetts (led attacks at which battle?)
-James Longstreet (position in Confederate army)
-Richmond, VA (importance to the Confederacy)
-Chancellorsville (date/importance of battle to Lee)
-Vicksburg (what happened during the siege?)
-Appomattox Court House (importance of town)
Short Answer (answer all questions)
-Who exactly did the Emancipation Proclamation free? Why didn't Lincoln free slaves in all the states?
-Explain the positive good theory of slavery. Do you agree with this theory? Why or why not?
-Give one reason why most southerners were upset about Lincoln's election in 1860.
-List two advantages of the Union and two advantages of the Confederacy during the war.
-Give one reason why Robert E. Lee invaded the North multiple times during the Civil War (do not say "to win the war").
-True or false and explain your answer. Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist.
-Define total war and discuss whether you agree with this concept. Use specific details in your argument.
-List and explain two causes of the Civil War.