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

100

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

100

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

100

Define "Emancipation".
"to set free"

100

What does the term mean?
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.

100

Which side won the war?
The Union

200

What was important about the border states?
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).

200

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

200

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

200

Why did Lincoln and Davis suspend habaus corpus?
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.

200

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

300

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

300

Why did Lincoln prefer Grant as his general over McClellen?
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.

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

What is a blockade?
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.

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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.
(Many possible answers)

500

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