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Reading Quiz 11.3 Civil War
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During the war, the purchasing power of Confederate money declined by nearly 20,000%. What is the economic term for this sharp increase in the cost of living?
Despite only making up about 1% of the North's population, African-Americans made up about _____ of the Union army.
TRUE or FALSE: African Americans in the Union army were forced to serve in regiments separate from white soldiers.
The Confederate army tended to view African-American soldiers in the Union much differently than they did white soldiers. Whereas white soldiers that were captured would be taken as prisoners of war, African-American were oftentimes forced into slavery, while others were killed on the spot. A particularly gruesome example occurred at _____________ in Tennessee, were over 200 African-American prisoners were executed.
Confederate General Howell Cobb, when asked about whether slaves should be allowed to fight for the Confederate army, allegedly replied "If slaves will make good soldiers, then..."
"...our whole theory of slavery is wrong."
What compounded the stresses of the war for white plantation owners in the South?
Slave resistance and the fear of slave uprisings
As the war dragged on, the Confederacy began to face food shortages. Which of the following is NOT a reason this occurred?
extreme drought and a series of severe weather events
Overall, the war had a positive impact on Northern industry. One exception was the Northern __________ industry, which understandably went into decline.
A tax that takes a specific percentage of what a person is paid for their work is called a(n) _____________.
Which of the following best describes camp life for a soldier?
It was largely disgusting, with no garbage or sewage system and little hygiene among soldiers
Who earned the reputation as "the angel of the battlefield" during the Battle of Antietam, where she braved the front lines of battle in order to provided nursing care for the sick and the wounded?
The U.S. Federal Government set up the U.S. Sanitary Commission to:
improve the hygiene of army camps
What was the name of the notoriously bad Confederate prison, where over 30,000 Union prisoners-of-war were crammed together?
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding the Confederate prison mentioned in the previous question?
All of the above are true
Prison camps in the North were only slightly better than those in the South. Generally, it is estimated that about ______ percent of Confederate prisoners died in Union camps
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