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America A Narrative History

History

Quiz 15 :

The War of the Union

Quiz 15 :

The War of the Union

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The Militia Act of 1862 authorized the Union army to use freed slaves as laborers or soldiers.
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The First Battle of Bull Run was a Union defeat.
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Throughout the war, Lincoln believed that if freed, African Americans and white Americans could coexist, and he was eager to use his constitutional authority to make that possible.
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Union forces suffered defeat at Shiloh due to Grant's heavy drinking.
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In what ways did the war affect social and economic life in the North and South?
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Lincoln stressed repeatedly that the "paramount" reason for the war was to save the Union rather than to take a stand one way or the other on slavery.
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Whereas the Union saw many of its residents fight for the Confederacy, the Confederacy benefited from unanimous support.
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Following the Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee refused to consider resigning, as the Confederates had received a boost in morale.
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Although conscription occurred during the Civil War, most who fought were volunteers, with many of them initially expressing feelings of duty and honor.
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Amid the South's last stands, Lincoln's second inaugural address called for vengeance against the Confederacy after the war was over.
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William Tecumseh Sherman's conquest of Atlanta turned the tide of the presidential election of 1864, ensuring that Lincoln would again take office and that Union armies would continue to keep pressure on the Rebels.
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How did the Civil War change the nation?
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What were the military turning points in 1863 and 1864 that ultimately led to the Confederacy's defeat?
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Every state that had legal slavery seceded.
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What were the respective advantages of the North and South as the Civil War began? How did those advantages affect the military strategies of the Union and the Confederacy?
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Congress in 1862 resorted to printing paper money called greenbacks to address the shortfall in tax revenues.
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Why did Abraham Lincoln decide to issue the Emancipation Proclamation? How did it impact the war?
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Lincoln replaced McClellan as Union commander because McClellan was overly aggressive.
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After the battle of Fredericksburg, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Congress approved the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, which provided land and funding grants for the construction of a transcontinental railroad.
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