U.S. Civil War


Question: First state to secede from the union
Answer: South Carolina

Question: a group of people, countries, organizations, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort
Answer: a confederacy

Question: Leader of the confederacy
Answer: Jefferson Davis

Question: Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Answer: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Question: Led the Confederate army
Answer: Robert E. Lee


Question: Led the Union army
Answer: Ulysses S. Grant

Question: The political party, most members were from the North
Answer: Republican Party

Question: Known as the most tragic battle in American History
Answer: Gettysburg

Question: Northern Democrats were known as
Answer: Copperheads

Question: He debated with Lincoln in the fall of 1858
Answer: Douglas

African Americans

Question: Approximate number of slaves in the south during the civil war
Answer: about 4 million

Question: Most African Americans were forced to this after the civil war
Answer: Sharecropping

Question: a farmer especially in the southern U.S. who raises crops for the owner of a piece of land and is paid a portion of the money from the sale of the crops
Answer: Sharecropper

Question: Resulted in the disenfranchisement of most African Americans
Answer: Literacy Tests

Question: A tax levied on African American men rather than on property, as a requirement for voting
Answer: Poll tax


Question: Forbade blacks from owning weapons
Forbade Blacks from traveling to certain areas
Vagrancy and "idleness" laws were enacted against Blacks
Answer: Black Codes

Question: A change in the constitution that declared anyone born on U.S. soil was a citizen
Answer: 14th Amendment

Question: A change in the constitution that made slavery in the U.S. illegal
Answer: 13th Amendment

Question: Enfranchised African American men
Answer: 15th Amendment

Question: an order to bring a jailed person before a judge or court to find out if that person should really be in jail
Answer: writ of habeas corpus


Question: Required 10% of eligible voters in the south to take an oath pledging allegiance to the union
Answer: Ten Percent Plan

Question: Federal agency in charge of former slaves
Answer: Freedmen's Bureau

Question: secret society formed to reassert white supremacy
Answer: Ku Klux Klan

Question: Assassinated Abraham Lincoln
Answer: John Wilkes Booth

Question: approximate total cost of the civil war
Answer: $15 Billion