Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (32):
What were border states?
They didn't know if they should secede to the CSA or remain in the USA
Which side had the larger army?
What was the main goal for the North at the beginning of the war?
Reunite the country
What was the name of the Union war plan to choke out the Confederacy?
Anaconda Plan-Union war plan to defeat the South by dividing them in two
What was the main goal for the South in the Civil War?
Preserve their way of life
How did both sides name battles in the Civil War?
North- named battles after rivers or landmarks
South- named battles after cities
What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
Battle of Bull Run
Who were the two generals of this battle?
-North:General Irvin McDowell
Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in US History?
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during this battle?
Reinforcements let by General Thomas Jackson
What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in this battle?
The confederates let out a loud and strange scream, a Rebel Yell
Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull
They were too disorganized and weakened
What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?
The battle of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
What was the warship that the South rebuilt with iron plates on the sides?
What was the general name for iron plated ships that the South used to break
through the North’s defense?
What was the Battle of Shiloh named after?
A church that was near their resting place
What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?
The battle of Antietam
What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?
Taking action against slavery
The Civil War was the first time thousands of women did what?
Served as nurses
What were the 3 reasons the Southern economy suffered more than that of the
Lack of industry, shortages of essential goods, and farmland being overrun
What did Lincoln sign on January 1st, 1863?
Who believed that the signing on Jan 1, 1863 was the greatest event in US History?
What was the most well known African-American regiment in the Civil War?
What was the turning point of the war?
What three things was the Gettysburg Address about?
Equality, freedom, and states' rights
What was important about David Farragut?
The heights ranking officer in the Union navy
How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House toward the
Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?
Appomattox court house
What treaty ended the Civil War?
No official treaty
How many soldiers died in the war?
How did the balance in power settle between the federal gov’t and state gov’ts after
Clearly more powerful than the states