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  1. James Longstreet
  2. 13th, 14th , 15th Amendments
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Franklin Pierce
  5. Monitor/Merrimac
  1. a 13th Amendment- Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
    14th Amendment- Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
    15th Amendment- Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  2. b 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.
  3. c The Battle of Monitor and Merrimack, was a naval battle of the American Civil War, famous for being the first fight between two ironclad warships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (the latter rebuilt from the burned-out hull of the USS Merrimack). The principal confrontations took place on March 8 and March 9, 1862, off Sewell's Point, a narrow place near the mouth of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The naval battle lasted two days. The battle, though inconclusive, received worldwide publicity. After the battle, it was clear that ironclad ships were the future of naval warfare.
    -Lincoln administration
  4. d A Confederate officer during the Civil War; He fought in the first and second battles of Bull Run, was a commander in the Peninsular Campaign ; and at Antietam and Fredericksburg commanded the I Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Promoted to lieutenant general, Longstreet participated in the Battle of Gettysburg as Lee's second in command. His delay in attacking and his slowness in organizing "Pickett's Charge," his critics argue, were responsible for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg.
  5. e 14th president of the United States (1853-57). He failed to deal effectively with the corroding sectional controversy over slavery in the decade preceding the American Civil War.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. This was a term for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. It was given to them by Confederate soldiers.
  2. This concept established the United States of America as a national entity. Under American constitutional law, this concept means that states are not permitted to withdraw from the Union.
  3. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States as well as military commander during the Civil War and post-war Reconstruction periods. Under Grant's command, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and ended the Confederate States of America.
  4. It 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
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Robert E. LeeA Confederate general, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies during the Civil War. In February 1865 he was given command of all the Southern armies. His surrender at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865, signifies the end of the Civil War.


  2. Stephen DouglasAmerican 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.


  3. George G. MeadeAn American army officer who played a critical role in the Civil War by defeating the Confederate Army at Gettysburg, Pa.


  4. Clement L. VallandighamSmall civil war in the United States, fought between proslavery and antislavery advocates for control of the new territory of Kansas under the doctrine of popular sovereignty.


  5. Jeb StuartU.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.