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  2. T.J. Jackson
  3. Robert Gould Shaw
  4. Salmon Chase
  5. Morrill Land Grant Act
  1. a An act that provided grants of land to states to finance the establishment of colleges specializing in "agriculture and the mechanic arts."
  2. b Salmon Chase was an American politician and jurist. Chase was one of the most prominent members of the new Republican Party. Chase articulated the "Slave Power conspiracy" thesis well before Lincoln. He coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men." He devoted his energies to the destruction of what he considered the Slave Power.
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  4. d Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting military prospects, the morale of its army and of the general public.
  5. e Union army officer who commanded a prominent regiment of African American troops during the American Civil War. His regiment's shining hour came on the evening of July 18, when it heroically assaulted Fort Wagner, an earthwork that defended Charleston. Nearly half of the regiment's troops were casualties—including Shaw, who was killed—but the attack had proved to the world the mettle of black soldiers.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. American writer and philanthropist, the author of the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which contributed so much to popular feeling against slavery that it is cited among the causes of the American Civil War.
  2. This was a term for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. It was given to them by Confederate soldiers.
  3. The 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who preserved the Union during the Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.
  4. The Hampton Roads Conference (Feb. 3, 1865) was a series of informal, unsuccessful peace talks at Hampton Roads, Va., U.S., between the Union and the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War.
    Lincoln offered a peace settlement that called for a reunion of the nation, emancipation of the slaves, and disbanding of Confederate troops. Since the Southern representatives were authorized to accept independence only, no settlement was possible.
    -Lincoln administration
  5. A war between the United States and Mexico (April 1846-February 1848) stemming from the United States' annexation of Texas in 1845. The war—in which U.S. forces were consistently victorious—resulted in the United States' acquisition of more than 500,000 square miles of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.

5 True/False questions

  1. William Tecumseh ShermanAmerican Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia and the Carolinas. Sherman led 62,000 troops on the celebrated "March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah on the Atlantic coast. He reduced the war-making potential of the Confederacy, and bringing the war home to the Southern people.


  2. John C. FremontThis was a term for Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War. It was given to them by the Federal soldiers.


  3. Lewis CassU.S. Army officer and public official who was active in Democratic politics in the mid-19th century. He was defeated for the presidency in 1848.


  4. George Edward PickettAn American army officer who played a critical role in the Civil War by defeating the Confederate Army at Gettysburg, Pa.


  5. Johnny RebsThis was a term for Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War. It was given to them by the Federal soldiers.