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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
The Civil War, 1861-1865
Terms in this set (19)
__________ stipulated that a balance between slave and free states had to be maintained, as new states entered.
The Missouri Compromise; The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Most career enlisted soldiers sided with the __________.
How did the confederacy think they would win the Civil War? (Input all that apply.)
Due to unstable politics in the North, and Support from border states.
The entire _____ Navy was destroyed during the battle on the Mississippi at Memphis, TN, except for the ______.
Confederate; CSS Arkansas
The battle at _____ was the bloodiest battle of the war, with Confederate forces being led by General ________ and Union forces being led by General _______.
Gettysburg; Lee; Meade
A cannon very short in proportion to its bore, for firing shells at high angles
What did Admiral Farraguts mean by his order Damn the torpedoes?
He wanted to continue with the planned course of action.
Why was the capture of New Orleans so important to the North?
Because it was the South's largest port
At the start of the Civil War, how many ships did the U.S. Navy have in home waters to support a blockade of Southern ports?
Which two countries were considering recognizing the South?
England and France
What was the great significance of the battle between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia?
It was the first time Ironclad ships fought in combat.
Which river was valuable to both sides because it cut through the heartland of the South?
The Mississippi River
During the Civil War, Charleston as a seaport city was not as important as it is today. In what state is Charleston located?
The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862, freed all slaves in the Confederate States as of January 1, 1863. In 1865 Congress added an amendment to the Constitution which ended slavery in the United States. What was that amendment?
The Battle of Hampton Roads was a major
What was the major political difference that caused the Southern states to break away from the Union in 1860?
New states were not being admitted into the Union as slave states.
England and France felt that trade was far more important with the
In 1862, the Union forces developed river gunboats which were the first ironclad vessels in the United States. In what river valley did these vessels see their first action?
Tennessee and Mississippi River Valleys
What was the most pressing economic problem faced by the United States after the Civil War?
Providing funds to rebuild the nation
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