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Why didn't England recognize the Confederacy during the Civil War?

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Why didn't England recognize the Confederacy during the Civil War?

England was opposed to Slavery

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What was the importance of the capture of Vicksburg by Grant?

Splits the Confederacy

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What did the capture of Vicksburg and the Union victory at Gettysburg have in common?

Northern Victories, both on July 4th

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4

How did the Union finance the war?

Borrow, Bonds, Tax, Greenbacks

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5

How many Americans moved west during the war?

300,000

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Which side primarily used black soldiers in the war?

The North

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Why did the US admit it had acted wrongly in the Trent Affair?

To avoid war with England

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How would you describe losses sustained by Union armies in the East under Grant?

Skyrocketed

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9

What was Lincoln's main concern in fighting the Civil War?

Saving the Union

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How did the new rifle affect warfair?

Helped long distance fighting and accuracy, beame a defence weapon.

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Which Union general is remembered for his caution and indecisiveness?

George B. McClellan

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12

The fall of what city greatly aided Lincoln's campaign for reelection in 1864?

Atlanta

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13

What effect did Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation have on the South?

England never recognized the confederacy

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14

List the Border States

Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia

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15

What was the "Anaconda Plan"

Northern Blockade

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16

Had the greater population, more powerful army, greater resources and supplies.

NORTH

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Produced only a few stable crops and counted heavily on military supplies from Europe

SOUTH

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Had the advantage of fighting chiefly on it's own soil

SOUTH

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The draft was used as a means of raising armies.

BOTH

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Issues paper money that declined in value.

BOTH (South was worse.)

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Used ironclad battleships

BOTH

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Was forced to retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg

SOUTH

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"King Cotton"

England will help the South because they want cotton

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Ambrose Burnside

Union commander at Fredericksburg, many Union soldiers died.

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Antietam

Maryland, McClellan (winner) vs. Lee - known as "the bloodiest day"

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Appomattox

Lee's surrender to Grant - end of the war

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Bull Run

First battle of the Civil War - Johnston (winner) vs. McDowell

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Clara Barton

Was a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. Angel of the Battlefield, creator of the American Red Cross

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David Farragut

Capture New Orleans (Union)

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Fort Sumter

Civil War began

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Gettysburg

The largest battle fought on American Soil

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Jefferson Davis

First President of the Confederacy

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John W. Booth

Killed the President, Patriot of the South

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Matthew Brady

A man who risked his life for photography on the battlefield

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Monitor & Merrimac

First battle of ironclads (March of '62)

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Petersburg

The back door to Richmond

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Radicals

Want to punish the South

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Richmond

Capital of the Confederacy

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Thomas J. Jackson

"Stonewall" (BULL RUN) Accidentally was shot - Friendly fire.

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US Grant

Savior of the Country - Best Union General

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William Sherman

Atlanta (wiped out) - Sherman's March

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Winfield Scott

Anaconda plan

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13th Amendment

Ending/Abolishing Slavery

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