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Grade 8 Civil War
Early in the Civil War, what did Lincoln say was the purpose?
  1. the abolition of slavery
  2. to force the South to become an independent nation
  3. to destroy Southern plantations
  4. to save the Union
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was an example of a Northern advantage in the Civil War?
  1. The war was fought mostly on Northern soil.
  2. The North owned about 90 percent of the Nation's factories.
  3. Most Northerners had experience riding horses.
  4. Some of the most brilliant officers in the United States Army were from the North.
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following was a major cause of the American Civil War?
  1. Foreign Invasion
  2. Immigration
  3. Taxes
  4. Slavery
Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
Grade 3 Civil War
What state was Rosa Parks born in?
  1. Arizona
  2. Alabama
  3. Alaska
Grade 5 Civil War
Grade 5 Civil War
When did the Emancipation Proclamation go into effect?
  1. April 9th 1865
  2. January 1st 1863
  3. December 25th 1862
  4. September 22nd 1862
Grade 5 Civil War
To abolish slavery means to
  1. get rid of it.
  2. maintain it.
  3. support it.
  4. run away from it.
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the first battle of the Civil War?
  1. Battle of Fort Sumter
  2. Battle of Chancellorsville
  3. Battle of Bull Run
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 5 Civil War
Cotton was "king" because
  1. it was an important part of the North's growing industrial economy.
  2. the cotton gin made it easy to produce.
  3. slave labor made it easy to harvest.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 5 Civil War
The Underground Railroad was
  1. an underground train
  2. a secret caves the slaves traveled
  3. a group of people that helped slaves escape
  4. A railroad haunted by the ghost of slaves
Grade 4 Civil War
What General was in charge of the Union Army during the Civil War?
  1. Robert E. Lee
  2. Andrew Johnson
  3. Dwight Eisenhower
  4. Ulysses Grant
Grade 5 Civil War
The main crops grown on Southern plantations were:
  1. corn and potatoes
  2. soy beans, peanuts, and cotton
  3. cotton, tobacco, rice, and sugar
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was true about General George McClellan?
  1. He was very disorganized.
  2. He was an inexperienced general.
  3. He was the leader of the Confederate military.
  4. He was overly cautious and slow to strike in battle.
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the name of the document that President Lincoln drafted to put an end to slavery.
  1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Gettysburg Address
  4. The Bill of Rights
Grade 5 Civil War
Was it really a railroad under the ground?
  1. Yes, they followed the railroad.
  2. No, it was just a pathway to escape.
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