Chapter 15: The Civil War, 1860–1865

Review Questions

1. Which of the following does not represent a goal of the Confederate States of America?

  1. to protect slavery from any effort to abolish it
  2. to protect the domestic slave trade
  3. to ensure that slavery would be allowed to spread into western territories
  4. to ensure that the international slave trade would be allowed to continue
2. Which was not a provision of the Crittenden Compromise?

  1. that the Five Civilized Tribes would be admitted into the Confederacy
  2. that the 36°30′ line from the Missouri Compromise would be restored and extended
  3. that Congress would be prohibited from abolishing slavery where it already existed
  4. that the interstate slave trade would be allowed to continue
3. Why did the states of the Deep South secede from the Union sooner than the states of the Upper South and the border states?
4. All the following were strengths of the Union except ________.

  1. a large population
  2. substantial industry
  3. an extensive railroad
  4. the ability to fight defensively, rather than offensively
5. All the following were strengths of the Confederacy except ________.

  1. the ability to wage a defensive war
  2. shorter supply lines
  3. the resources of the Upper South states
  4. a strong navy
6. What military successes and defeats did the Union experience in 1862?
7. Which of the following did the North not do to mobilize for war?

  1. institute a military draft
  2. form a military alliance with Great Britain
  3. print paper money
  4. pass the Homestead Act
8. Why is 1863 considered a turning point in the Civil War?
9. Which of the following is not a reason why many people opposed Lincoln’s reelection in 1864?

  1. He appeared to have overstepped his authority by suspending the writ of habeas corpus.
  2. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
  3. He had replaced General George B. McClellan.
  4. He was seen as a power-hungry dictator.
10. What was General Sherman’s objective on his March to the Sea?

  1. to destroy military and civilian resources wherever possible
  2. to free Black prisoners of war
  3. to join his army to that of General Grant
  4. to capture General Robert E. Lee


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