Beginning of the War Leadership Emancipation Proclamation Miscellaneous End of the War

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New Orleans, Louisiana (to gain control over the Mississippi River) and Corinth, Mississippi (Railroad hub)
What were the two main transportation hubs that were fought over?

100

General Robert E. Lee
Who was in command of the Confederate army during the entire war?

100

"to set free"
Define "Emancipation".

100

It is a legal term which says that every American that is imprisoned has the right to know why he or she was put in jail. If no reason can be found by a court, that person must be set free.
What does the term mean?

100

The Union
Which side won the war?

200

They separated the North and South. They were all stave states that didn't want to break away from the Union. They were very close to Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia (Confederate capital city).
What was important about the border states?

200

General George McClellen
Who was the head of the Northern Army of the Potomac (eastern army) until Lincoln fired him for being too cautious?

200

It said that any property (including slaves) that was won during battle would be set free.
How was Lincoln able to make the Emancipation work legally?

200

It was a time of emergency. Both sides needed to do things for the collective security of all of the people on their respective side.
Why did Lincoln and Davis suspend habaus corpus?

200

A motivational locker room speech at halftime during a sporting event.
What can the Gettysburg Address be compared to?

300

The Union army panicked and retreated away from the battle while the Confederate army was too tired to chase the Union.
How did the First Battle at Bull Run show the inexperience of both the Union and Confederacy Armies?

300

Grant was willing to take risks, even if that meant losing lots of causalities, if it was going to win the war for the Union.
Why did Lincoln prefer Grant as his general over McClellen?

300

It changed the motivation from preserving the Union to freeing the slaves.
How did the Emancipation change the North's main motivation for fighting the war?

300

There was a shortage of soldiers. Too many were dying, taken prisoner, or deserting.
Why were draft laws put into place?

300

To show Britain and France that the South was capable of winning.
Why did Robert E. Lee want to invade the North?

400

To preserve the Union
What was the Northern motivation to win the war at first?

400

William T. Sherman
Who was the Union general that burned every city from Atlanta to Savannah, which devastated the South?

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He needed the North to be in a winning position, otherwise the proclamation wouldn't "stick".
Why did Lincoln need a northern victory before issuing the Emancipation proclamation?

400

An act of war in which one party completely surrounds another party, which prevents people or goods from moving in or out of the enclosed area.
What is a blockade?

400

So much was destroyed that the value of the stuff the remained increased very, very quickly, and by a large, large amount.
Why was inflation so high in both the North and South by the end of the war?

500

larger population, more farmland, more factories, more miles of railroad tracks
Name two key advantages that the North had over the South.

500

(Varying Answers)
Do you think President Lincoln was a good war-time president? Why or why not?

500

Even though they had made early plans to help the Confederacy, Britain and France decided to stay neutral in the war.
Besides freeing the slaves, what was another huge disadvantage for the South when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued?

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(Many possible answers)
Give me one example of how a weapon or an advancement in technology at the time changed the way leaders fought during the Civil War.

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(Many possible answers)
How much credit would you give Lincoln for a northern victory? Explain

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