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What was the CSA' s capital?

Richmond, Virginia

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What were border states?

State on the border between the North and the South

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Which side had the larger army ?

The North

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Hat was the main goal for the North at the beginning of the war?

To reunite the country

4

What was the name of the Union war plan to choke out the confederacy?

Anaconda plan

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What was the main goal for the South in the Civil War?

To preserve their way of life

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How did both sides name battles in the war?

South- named battles after cities
North- named battles after rivers or landmarks

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What was the first major battle of the Civil War?

The Battle of Bull Run

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Who were the two generals of the Battle of Bull Run?

Gen, Irvin McDowell and Gen, P.G.T Bearegard

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Why did Confederate troops become inspired at the battle of Bull Run?

Because of the reinforcements led by General Thomas

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Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in US history?

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in the Battle of Bull Run?

The Confederates had let out a loud and strange scream, a rebel yell, that terrified them

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Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull Run?

They were too disorganized and weakened

13

What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?

The Battle of Fort Henry and The Battle of Fort Donelson

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What was the warship that the South rebuilt with iron plates on the sides?

The Merrimack

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What was the general name for the wooden ships that the South used to break through the North's defense?

Ironsides

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What was the Battle of Shiloh named after?

Because there was a church named Shiloh at the resting point

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What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?

Antietam

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What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?

Tacking action against slavery

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The Civil War was the first time thousands of women did what?

Served as nurses

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What were 3 reasons the Southern economy suffered more than that of the North?

-Lack of industry
-Shortages of essential goods
-Farmland being over run

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What did Lincoln sign January 1, 1863?

Emancipation Proclamation

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Who believed that the signing on January 1, 1863 was the greatest event in US History?

Fredrick Douglas

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What was the most well known African American regiment in the Civil War?

The 54th Massachusetts

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What was the turning point of the war?

The Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg

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What speech was about equality, freedom, and states rights no longer being dominant?

The Gettysburg Address

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What 3 things was the Gettysburg Address about?

Equality, freedom, and states rights no longer being dominant

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What was important about David Farragut?

He was the highest ranking officer in the Union navy

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Where was Sherman's "March to the sea" headed?

Savannah Georgia

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Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?

A small Virginia village called Appomttox Court House

30

How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House to the South?

They were very forgiving

31

What treaty ended the Civil War?

There was no official treaty to end the Civil War

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How many soldiers died in the war?

Over 600,000

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How did the balance in power settle between the federal government and state government after the war?

The federal government was strengthened and is more powerful than the states