Test your basic knowledge |

DSST Civil War 1

Subjects : dsst, history
  • Answer 47 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. CSA general at 1st Battle of Bull Run and Peninsula Campaign - - He surrendered to William Sherman on April 26th - 1865 in North Carolina after unsuccesfully defeating Sherman's men at Bentonville.

2. 7 states that seceeded first

3. law: California was free state - stricter Fugitive Slave Law - ended Slave Trade in DC

4. Would have banned slavery in the territories acquired after the war with mexico

5. 1828 regulation with serious negative impact on the South's economy - while benefiting Northern and Western industrial interests

6. He assaulted Grant at the battle of Shiloh. He dies at the battle because he was shot in the leg and cant feel it - and thus bleeds to death.

7. caused controversy after it won independence from Mexico. Northerners feared it would be admitted as a slave state and upset the balance of power. It finally became a slave state in 1845.

8. Union commander who took over for Scott during the first part of the war; won a major battle at Antietam but was replaced after Lincoln was unhappy with his passive strategy

9. allowed to participate in combat late in the war - suffered a far higher mortality rate - service was a source of pride because it symbolized their freedom.

10. Party that opposed the Civil War and wanted peace

11. theory advanced by John Calhoun in response to the Tariff of 1828

12. John Brown - antislave fanatic - led an attack on proslavery immigrants. stabbed/shot 5 to death

13. 1856 Republican Nominee

14. Delaware - Maryland - Kentucky and Missouri. They were slave states - but did not secede.

15. taught mostly southerners to be better generals - riders - outdoorsmen

16. Led to bloodshed over expansion of slavery - Raised issue of popular sovereignty

17. law: Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.

18. The document which established the present federal government of the United States and outlined its powers. It can be changed through amendments.

19. marked the start of the Civil War

20. First state to secede from the Union

21. He insisted that under the Constitution he was bound only to preserve and protect the nation.

22. patriotically supported the Lincoln administration

23. resembled US/protected and recognized slavery in new states and independent states - allowed for secession

24. Trusted of Lincoln's cabinet

25. Conflict when people went to Kansas to vote on the issue of slavery. Many fights broke out between the opposition.

26. The Union forces in the east that were under the command of Pope - George McClellan - and others.

27. a type of muzzle-loading spin-stabilising rifle bullet - had a small iron plug in the base whose purpose was to drive forward the bullet and - under the pressure of powder gases - obturate the bullet to fill the hollow space and expand the lead skirt

28. One of the three major armies of the Confederacy Its first mission was to defend Richmond - the capital of the Confederacy. Its second mission was to defeat the Army of the Potomac.

29. opposed the war and called for reuniting the states through negotiation rather than force

30. VA - NC - TX - SC - Louisiana - Florida - AL - AK - MI - Georgia - TE

31. trains

32. Ended Mexican War - US received Texas and other states - US paid Mexico $15 million dollars

33. law: Allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state - Maine to enter the union as a free state - prohibited slavery north of latitude 36

34. Fort Sumter location

35. supported nullification in response to the tariff of abominations

36. abolitionist newspaper publisher to whom Lincoln wrote a letter about wanting to restore the union - even if slavery had to continue.

37. SCOTUS ruling that a slave taken into a free state was not free - made the Missouri compromise unconstitutional

38. Mandate that northern states forcibly return escaped slaves to their owners

39. An abolitionist who attempted to lead a slave revolt by capturing Armories in southern territory and giving weapons to slaves - was hung in Harpers Ferry after capturing an armory

40. Pro-slavery arguments

41. Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin; Secretary of State: William H. Seward; Secretary of Treasury: Salmon P. Chase; Secretary of War: Simon Cameron; Attorney General: Edward Bates

42. Thomas Hines convinced Confederate President Jefferson Davis of a plan to instill mass panic in the Northern states - by means of freeing prisoners and causing arson in larger Northern cities.

43. firearm that is not rifled. Used in the South

44. Copperhead leader

45. Uncle Tom's Cabin author

46. Union. A cavalry commander. He has an eye for finding the best ground on a battlefield. He has been given two brigades and ordered to follow the movements of the Confederate army. Gettysburg.

47. The political system was split four ways -and all of them proved unable to keep the Union together.This brought Lincoln to power without the vote of a single southern state.