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  1. Billy Yanks
  2. George G. Meade
  3. Stephen Douglas
  5. Trent Affair
  1. a ...
  2. b An American army officer who played a critical role in the Civil War by defeating the Confederate Army at Gettysburg, Pa.
  3. c American politician, leader of the Democratic Party, and orator who advocated the cause of popular sovereignty.. He was reelected senator from Illinois in 1858 after a series of eloquent debates with the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln, who defeated him in the presidential race two years later.
  4. d An Incident during the American Civil War involving the doctrine of freedom of the seas, which nearly precipitated war between Great Britain and the United States. On Nov. 8, 1861, Captain Charles Wilkes, commanding the Union frigate San Jacinto, seized from the neutral British ship Trent two Confederate commissioners, James Murray Mason and John Slidell, who were seeking the support of England and France for the cause of the Confederacy.
    -Lincoln administration.
  5. e This was a term for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. It was given to them by Confederate soldiers.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. David G. Farragut is one of the few genuine naval heroes to come out of the Civil War. He is probably best remembered for a statement he made during the Battle of Mobile Bay: "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" In January 1862 he was confident New Orleans could be captured, and he succeeded. He also played an important role at Vicksburg and most famously at the Battle of Mobile Bay.
  2. A general who skillfully reorganized Union forces, after McDowell was demoted, in the first year of the Civil War, but drew wide criticism for repeatedly failing to press his advantage over Confederate troops.
  3. American 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.
  4. This was a slogan used by Polk in his election campaign. It demonstrated the dispute over the Oregon Territory. Part of what they wanted was owned by the British, as they had joint occupation of it. Eventually, they outnumbered the British and won the territory.
  5. The opinion delivered on March 6, 1857, in Dred Scott v. Sanford is well known. In essence, the decision argued that Scott was a slave and as such was not a citizen and could not sue in a federal court. The Dred Scott decision probably created more disagreement than any other legal opinion in U.S. history; it became a violently divisive issue in national politics and dangerously undermined the prestige of the Supreme Court.

5 True/False questions

  1. Alexander H. StephensPolitician who served as vice president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Stephens headed the Confederate commission to the abortive peace conference at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in February 1865. After the fall of the Confederacy (May 1865), Stephens was confined for five months at Fort Warren, Boston.


  2. Salmon ChaseSalmon 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.


  3. Tariff of 1864It increased the income tax rates established by the Internal Revenue Act of 1862. In addition to this, the act established stamp taxes on such items as matches and photographs. This act was allowed to expire as the populace mainly viewed it as an emergency measure for war-time situations. The Act ultimately expired in 1873 in the face of increased deficit spending.
    -Lincoln administration


  4. James K. Polk11th president of the United States (1845-49). Under his leadership the United States fought the Mexican War (1846-48) and acquired vast territories along the Pacific coast and in the Southwest.


  5. Confiscation ActsThe first Confiscation Act, passed on Aug. 6, 1861, authorized Union seizure of rebel property, and it stated that all slaves who fought with or worked for the Confederate military services were freed of further obligations to their masters.


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