Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Civil War anniversary

Civil War anniversary

Civil War anniversary
After months of turmoil, the American Civil War began on April 12, 1861. Catastrophic battles ensued between the Union and the Confederacy. The war's horror and heroism are reflected in U.S. politics, and a new Hollywood film, even 150 years later

Lincoln's politics
President Abraham Lincoln went on record as opposing slavery. Which political party supported his ideals?

1. Republican
2. Democrat
3. Federalist

Northern dissenters

Some Northerners opposed the war and spoke out for peace. What were they called?

1. The National Union Party
2. Copperheads
3. Reconstructionists

Confederate states
The sides were drawn when Southern states seceded in February 1861. Which of these states was one of the 11 to join the Confederacy?

1. Maryland
2. Texas
3. Kentucky

Confederate leaders

The Confederate States of America came together with a reminiscent constitution. Who was the president?

1. Robert E. Lee
2. P.G.T. Beauregard
3. Jefferson Davis

Lincoln's generals

Lincoln meticulously led the Civil War. Who did he select as military commander?

1. William T. Sherman
2. Robert E. Lee
3. Ulysses S. Grant

Lincoln's war speeches

Lincoln delivered oft-quoted speeches. His Emancipation Proclamation stopped which anti-slavery country from aiding the Confederacy?

1. France
2. Spain
3. Mexico

Civil War casualties
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. Which battle was the deadliest?

1. Battle of Chickamauga
2. Seven Days Battles
3. Battle of Gettysburg

Final capture

Which notoriously destructive movement ended with the Union's capture of Savannah, Ga.?

1. March to the Sea
2. The Peninsula Campaign
3. The Red River Campaign

Confederacy surrender

After precisely four years, where did the war end with surrender papers?

1. Gettysburg, Pa.
2. Appomattox, Va.
3. Vicksburg, Miss.
Civil War heroes
Who was recently named "Person of the Year, 1861" by the Museum of the Confederacy?

1. Robert E. Lee
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. African-Americans who fought in the war

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