Confederate States of America
Important Events/Documents
Beginning of the Civil War
Vocabulary/Random
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100

What were the southern states that decided to secede from the United States and form their own government called?

A. The North

B. The South

C. The Confederate States of America

D. The Union

The Confederate States of America

100

What battle began the Civil War?

The Battle of Fort Sumter

100

When did the Civil War begin?

A. When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

B. When Fort Sumter was attacked by Confederates

C. When Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy

D. When Northern states seceded from the Union

When Fort Sumter was attacked by Confederates

100

Northerners wanted slavery to be “done away with.”  What word best describes what they wanted to happen to slavery?

A. Left

B. Thrown

C. Started

D. Abolished

Abolished

100

How long did the Civil War last?

A. 3 years

B. 4 months

C. 7 years

D. 4 years

4 years

200

How many states seceded from the Union?

A. 11

B. 10

C. 14

D. 12

11

200

Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to end the Civil War?

A. Nebraska

B. Gettysburg

C. New York

D. Appomattox Court House in Virginia

Appomattox Court House in Virginia

200

What were most people worried about when Abraham Lincoln was running for president?

A. They thought he would raise taxes

B. They thought he would try to abolish slavery

C. They thought he would lose

D. They thought that he would do wonderful things for both the North and the South

They thought he would try to abolish slavery

200

What are territories?

A. Big states

B. Small states

C. Not states

D. Old states

Not states

200

What year did the Civil War end?

A. 1865

B. 1863

C. 1862

D. 1870



1865

300

Who became the President of the Confederacy?

A. Jefferson Davis

B. Robert E. Lee

C. Ulysses S. Grant

D. The Confederacy did not have a president

Jefferson Davis

300

What was the main goal of the siege of Vicksburg?

A. To gain control of the Ohio Valley

B. To gain control of the Tennessee Valley

C. To gain control of the Mississippi River

D. To gain control of the Missouri River

To gain control of the Mississippi River

300

Why did the South want to keep slavery?

A. It was important to their economy

B. They wanted to make the people in the North angry

C. They liked having people do things for them

D. They wanted to make the government angry

It was important to their economy

300

The Northern states were well known for __________________.

A. Slavery

B. Industry

C. Farming

D. Warm weather

Industry

300

True or False? In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in the Confederacy.

A. True

B. False

True

400

What was the first state to secede from the Union?

A. Alabama

B. South Carolina

C. Mississippi

D. Tennessee

South Carolina

400

What was the turning point in the Civil War?

A. When 500,000 soldiers were killed

B. The Battle of Gettysburg

C. The Confederate Surrender

D. The invasion of Richmond

The Battle of Gettysburg

400

Why did Congress declare war on the Confederate States of America?

A. Because slavery was immoral

B. Because they wanted to punish the southern states

C. Because they wanted to preserve the Union

D. Because they felt sorry for the slaves

Because they wanted to preserve the Union

400

What was the South's economy known for?

A. Industry

B. Factories

C. Agriculture

D. Stores

Agriculture

400

Which of the following is true about Abraham Lincoln?

A. He was born in a log cabin

B. He wanted to end slavery

C. He was from the North

D. All of the above

All of the above

500

Mississippi was the ____________ state to secede from the Union.

A. First

B. Second

C. Third

D. Tenth

Second

500

Which amendment banned slavery in the United States?

A. 1st Amendment

B. 14th Amendment

C. 15th Amendment

D. 13th Amendment

13th Amendment

500

What did Southerners say would happen if Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States?

A. They would start a war

B. They would leave the Union

C. They would remain in the Union

D. They would assassinate him

They would start a war

500

The Civil War was fought between the _____________ and the ____________.

A. Americans; northern states

B. Confederate states; Union states

C. Southern states; Confederate states

D. Union states; northern states

Confederate states; Union states

500

Many Northerners began to oppose the Civil War because _____________.

A. They realized the importance of slavery to the South’s economy

B. They felt that the Union was being too harsh on the Confederacy

C. They thought Lincoln was following his own agenda instead of the Union’s agenda

D. They were upset by the length of the war and the number of casualties

They were upset by the length of the war and the number of casualties