The Civil War (1)

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1 At the outset, President Lincoln held that the Civil War was being fought to?:
end all state sovereignty.
carry out the goals of the abolitionist movement.
free the slaves.
preserve the Union.
all of these choices are correct.

2 During the Civil War, Kansas and Missouri were?:
away from the fighting, thus largely peaceful.
the scene of four major battles.
ravaged by guerilla bands from both sides.
attacked by Indians allied with the Confederacy.

3 The major battle in the western theater during the Civil War which had the effect of splitting the Confederacy in half was?:
the Battle of the Wilderness.
First Bull Run.

4 Why did both the South and North experience rioting during the Civil War?:
in the South over easing slave codes; in the North over jailing dissidents.
on both sides, over military regulations like the draft and economic controls.
in the South over food; in the North over the draft.
on both sides, over centralization of political power.

5 During the Civil War, southern women played an especially important part as?:
managers of farms and plantations.
typists and telegraph operators.
members of auxiliary units of the armed forces.
replacements for men in the South's light industries.

6 The Emancipation Proclamation?:
freed the slaves and abolished slavery in all the states of the Union and the Confederacy.
freed slaves only in areas in rebellion against the United States but not in areas that remained loyal.
was formulated by the Radical Republicans and issued by Lincoln despite his strong personal objections.
convinced England and France to enter the war on behalf of the Union in order to win the crusade against slavery.

7 The United States Congress during the Civil War?:
could do little because of the absent southern representatives.
due to a lack of funds neglected legislation not directly related to the war.
played a major role in choosing and firing generals to lead the Union forces.
adopted a tariff, a homestead law, and a transcontinental railroad.

8 Suspension of the writ of habeas corpus for all people living between Washington and Philadelphia provides evidence of which of the following?:
local law enforcement collapsed in many northern states.
Union generals often usurped presidential power.
presidential power increased during the Civil War.
Congressional power increased during the Civil War.

9 The key event that guaranteed Lincoln's re-election in 1864 was?:
the fall of Vicksburg to General Grant.
the capture of New Orleans by Admiral Farragut.
the defeat of Lee's army by General Meade at Gettysburg.
the successful defense of Nashville by General Thomas against repeated Confederate counterattacks.
the fall of Atlanta to General Sherman.

10 The final Union war strategy included all of the following components EXCEPT?:
guerilla warfare.
undermining the Confederate economy.
a naval blockade.
seizing control of the Mississippi River.