20 Girding for War: The North and the South

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American Pageant; Chapter 20

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Question 1

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Lincoln feared all of the following possible outcomes if secession were to go unchecked EXCEPT that it would:
Answer
  • raiser questions of how to divide the national debt between the North and the South
  • inhibit industrial development
  • mean splitting federal owned territories
  • lead to increased numbers of fugitive slaves
  • entice Europe to possibly seize American territories

Question 2

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Why is the exchange at Fort Sumter so important?
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  • It is considered the start of the Civil War
  • It was where South Carolina officially seceded
  • It was the first Southern victory of the Civil War
  • It marked an act of Southern aggression against the North

Question 3

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In his efforts to retain the border states within the Union, Lincoln focused his efforts primarily on:
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  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri

Question 4

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Which of these is NOT why Lincoln initially said that he was not fighting a war to free the slaves?
Answer
  • He did not want to alienate the border states that would be vital to his cause
  • He feared he would upset other allied states
  • Members of his family were slaveholders who were on the side of the South
  • His main objective was keeping the Union together
  • He sought to negotiate a peace and was willing to Compromise on the slavery issue to make it happen, if necessary

Question 5

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All of he following are true statements about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War EXCEPT:
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  • Northern soldiers were more intellectual and practical, whereas Southern soldiers were more emotional
  • Southern soldiers had more difficulty adjusting to military authority than their Northern counterparts
  • Northern troops were more concerned with defending hearth and home.
  • Southern soldiers had the advantage of fighting defensively, whereas Northern soldiers had to attach on unknown terrain
  • Northern soldiers tended not to be the natural fighters that Southerns were.

Question 6

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Which of the following was the most serious hardship encountered by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War?
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  • Food shortages
  • Uniform shortages
  • Boredom
  • Lack of discipline in the camps
  • Disease

Question 7

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The South's greatest weakness in the conflict was:
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  • poor military leadership from the outset
  • its economy
  • its lack of arms/weaponry
  • its minimal control of the seas
  • its relatively small population

Question 8

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What did the South count on most in its bid to win the Civil War?
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  • Foreign intervention
  • The strength of its army
  • Its military leadership
  • World demand for its cotton crops
  • Its knowledge of potential battlegrounds

Question 9

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The biggest challenge Confederate president Jefferson Davis faced was:
Answer
  • creating a currency for his new nation
  • balancing his roles as military and political leader
  • ongoing tension between states' rights and the need for a unified central government
  • amassing an army
  • his lack of popularity

Question 10

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Facing war, Lincoln played fast and loose with the Constitution in all of the following ways EXCEPT that he:
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  • declared a blockade without congressional approval
  • increased the size of the army
  • ordered a $2 million payout to private citizens aiding the military effort
  • suspended freedom of the pres by insisting that editors avoid publishing anti-Union articles or editorials
  • suspended the writ of habeas corpus

Question 11

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What was the major spark that triggered the New York draft riots in 1863?
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  • The beginning of mandatory conscription
  • The provision that allowed the rich to hire a substitute when drafted
  • The disproportionate numbers of upstate farmers in the military
  • White men's anger at fighting a war over slavery
  • The use of bounty brokers to staff the army

Question 12

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The North financed its war effort in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
Answer
  • issuing paper money
  • excise taxes
  • tariffs
  • government bonds
  • property taxes

Question 13

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The Homestead Act of 1862 promised:
Answer
  • not to tax private property
  • free land to those settling the West
  • leniency to those who fled west to escape the draft
  • free gold to those who mined California
  • oil leases to those settling Pennsylvania

Question 14

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Which of the following were NOT among the official roles women played during the Civil War?
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  • Soldiers
  • Cooks, Launderers, and Tailors
  • Government Workers
  • Spies
  • Nurses
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