Unit 8 Cards

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  1. Which of the following WAS NOT a provision of the Compromise of 1850?
    A) The slave trade would be abolished in Washington, D.C.
    B) The territories of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada would be created.
    C) California would enter the Union as a free state.
    D) A tougher fugitive slave law would be enacted.
    E) Territories created from the Mexican Cession would vote on whether to allow slavery.
  2. With the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Stephen A. Douglas attempted to establish territorial governments for two territories in the Louisiana Purchase on the basis of...
    The principle of popular sovereignty
  3. The Confederate government's decision to print fiat money proved an efficient way to finance their war effort. True or False?
  4. At their convention in Charleston, South Carolina in 1860 the Democratic Party chose to support Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas. True or False?
  5. Which of the following slave states DID NOT secede from the Union after Fort Sumter?
    A) Arkansas
    B) Kentucky
    C) North Carolina
    D) Virginia
  6. When the Civil War began, what major advantage did the South have?
    It could fight a defensive war on its own territory.
  7. Who commanded the Union troops during the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea?
    William T. Sherman
  8. John Brown launched his raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in order to...
    Incite slaves to revolt against their masters and prompt a civil war.
  9. In the Ostend Manifesto, American diplomats said...
    The United States should use force to acquire Cuba if Spain chose not to sell the island
  10. When the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, it ordered that...
    Only slaves in areas of open rebellion against the Union would be freed
  11. The Wilmot Proviso increased sectional tensions because...
    It proposed to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico
  12. Confederate Batteries began firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861 because...
    Abraham Lincoln attempted to send supplies to the fort
  13. In Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that...
    Dred Scott, as a slave, was not a U.S. citizen so he had no right to sue in federal court
  14. In 1863, residents of Richmond, as well as several other southern cities, took to the streets in protest because...
    They wanted the Confederate government to provide bread and other necessary supplies
  15. In 1856, __ nearly killed Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate after the Massachusetts senator made disparaging remarks about his cousin.
    Preston Brooks
  16. In 1863, residents of New York, as well as several other northern cities, took to the streets in protest because...
    They opposed the Union government's decision to pass the Enrollment Act of 1863 creating a draft system
  17. Who commanded the Confederate troops at First Manassas in 1861?
    Joseph E. Johnston
  18. During the Civil War, the North possessed tremendous advantages over the South in size of population and economic capacity. True or False?
  19. The Union government's decision to sell war bonds proved an efficient means to finance their war effort. True or False?
  20. Mexican War hero and president who hoped to bring California, New Mexico, and Utah into the Union as free states
    Zachary Taylor
  21. Illinois senator who shepherded the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act through Congress
    Stephen A. Douglas
  22. Former New York Whig who ran as the Know-Nothing candidate in the 1856 presidential election
    Millard Fillmore
  23. New Hampshire Democrat who supported the acquisition of more slave territory
    Franklin Pierce
  24. Tennessee politician who was the Constitutional Union candidate in the 1860 presidential election
    John Bell
  25. Antislavery advocate who launched a savage attack against proslavery forces at Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas
    John Brown
  26. Kentucky politician who represented southern Democrats in the 1860 presidential election
    John Breckinridge
  27. Michigan senator who promoted popular sovereignty as a means to resolve differences about the future of slavery in the territories.
    Lewis Cass
  28. Notable explorer who ran as the Republican candidate in the 1856 presidential election.
    John C. Fremont
  29. Illinois Republican who won the 1860 presidential election, which promoted several states to secede from the Union
    Abraham Lincoln
  30. Albert Sydney Johnston attacked Ulysses S. Grant in an attempt to forestall a Union advance into Tennessee.
  31. During his evacuation of this city, Confederate commander John Bell Hood order the destruction of all the military supplies his troops could not carry.
  32. In 1865, Grant's army chased Lee's army through the Virginia countryside where at this location Lee surrendered
    Appomattox Court House
  33. This battle in Maryland marked the single-deadliest day of fighting during the Civil War
  34. Victory in this battle gave Union forces control of key resources in the western theater.
  35. This conflict between Union and Confederate forces in Northern Virginia showed the war could not be quickly won be either side.
    First Manassas or Bull Run
  36. The site of one of the worst massacres of black troops by Confederate forces during the Civil War
    Fort Pillow
  37. This battle marked Robert E. Lee's second and final attempt to invade the North.
  38. After this series of battles fought around Richmond in 1862, George McClellan gave up the Peninsular Campaign.
    Seven Days
  39. The capture of this Confederate fort on the Mississippi River gave Union forces a major advantage in the western theater.
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