UNIT 8 Civil War

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Antebellum, Civil War,
&
Reconstruction
Is it true that the “Missouri Compromise” can
be explained and summarized by stating that
it maintained a balance of power between slave and
free states?
How can the “Missouri Compromise” (1820) be
explained and summarized?
What was NOT an underlying
cause of the Civil War?
Which statement does NOT
describe an advantage of the Union
forces during the Civil War?
Which American document
led to the freedom of over
four million slaves in the
United States?
Why did General William T.
Sherman attack the civilian
infrastructure between Atlanta
and Savannah?
Characteristics of the Antebellum
South
1. Primarily agrarian.
2. Economic power shifted from the
“upper South” to the “lower South.”
3. “Cotton Is King!”
* 1860 5 mil. bales a yr.
(57% of total US exports).
4. Very slow development of industrialization.
5. Rudimentary financial system.
6. Inadequate transportation system.
Southern Society (1850)
6,000,000
“Slavocracy”
[plantation owners]
The “Plain Folk”
[white yeoman farmers]
Black Freemen
250,000
Black Slaves
3,200,000
Total US Population  23,000,000
[9,250,000 in the South = 40%]
Changes in Cotton Production
1820
1860
Slave Auction: Charleston, SC-1856
Does the statement below explain how the Dred
Scott decision pushed the nation closer to war?
“The Supreme Court ruled that slave owners had to be
reimbursed (repaid) for slaves who escaped on the
underground railroad.”
According to the terms of
the Compromise of 1850,
California was allowed to
enter the Union as a free
state with no slavery.
What was the purpose of the Fugitive Slave Law?
What was unique about the presidential
election of 1860?
Which Georgian held a position of
leadership in the Confederate States
of America?
Was Representation
In the
U.S. House of Representatives
an underlying cause of the Civil War?
What were some underlying
causes of the Civil War?
As a result of the Compromise of
1850, congress passed a law allowing
fugitive slaves to be returned to their
owners. Did this law benefit the
North?
What were some ways in which
the North benefitted from the
Compromise of 1850?
Which statement BEST summarizes
the information on the graph?
According to the table, which
candidate received the smallest
number of votes in Georgia?
Candidate
John Bell
John
Breckinridge
Stephen A.
Douglas
Abraham Lincoln
TOTALS
The Election of 1860
Georgia Vote Popular U.S. Vote
42,960
592,906
52,176
858,356
Electoral Vote
39
72
11,581
1,382,713
12
0
106,717
1,865,593
4,689,568
180
303
Which statement describes the
South’s position on states’ rights?
In the Kansas-Nebraska Act,
________________________ was
used to decide the slavery issue.
What was the “Georgia Platform”
supported by Robert Toombs, Alexander
Stephens and Howell Cobb?
Which event led to a special legislative
session in Georgia to consider
seceding from the Union?
Where were the two major campaigns
fought in Georgia during the Civil War?
The “March to the Sea,” which devastated
much of Georgia on a path from Atlanta to
Savannah, was led by which Union
commander?
Which American document led to the
freedom of over four million slaves in
the United States?
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Where was General Sherman’s final destination in
his March to the Sea?
Fort McAllister
After the Civil War, what happened to the
commander of the Andersonville Prison?
Which one day Civil War battle was the bloodiest
in U.S. History?
Overall, which Union tactic caused
the most damage to the South’s
economy during the Civil War?
Which Civil War battle was a Confederate
victory in northwest GA, but was not followed
up by the CSA’s commanding officer, Gen.
Braxton Bragg?
Why did General William T. Sherman
attack the civilian infrastructure between
Atlanta and Savannah?
What did the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution do?
Why did the South absolutely have to
keep its ports open and operational
during the Civil War?
Which major battle resulted in the
most casualties on both sides and is
widely considered a major turning
point of the Civil War?
What was the purpose of the
blockade shown in the map?
Was a larger population
a Confederate advantage in the war?
Which of the following were confederate
advantages in the War Between the
States?
Greater number of factories?
Larger population?
Defending their homeland?
More miles of railroad track?
What did the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution do?
Which statement BEST describes the
purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau
during Reconstruction?
Would a supporter of President Lincoln's
plans for Reconstruction have agreed with
these statements?
All southern plantations should be divided among
former slaves.
It is important that the South be punished
economically and politically for starting the Civil
War.
All Confederate officers should be tried for war
crimes.
It is important that the North support policies that
help the South recover as quickly as possible.
What did the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution do?
Who most likely would have supported a
plan for Reconstruction that included
harsh demands on ex-Confederates in the
South?
How can the difference between
sharecropping and tenant farming be best
described?
The Fourteenth Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution was passed in
response to what?
Why did northern businessmen invest
money to build Georgia’s textile industry
after the Civil War?
Which political party of the 1860s was
associated with the political and military
Reconstruction phases of Georgia’s
readmission to the Union?
Why were Henry McNeal Turner and
the other black legislators were
expelled from the Georgia house and
senate after their elections in 1868?
What was the purpose of
the Fugitive Slave Law?
Which Georgians held
positions of leadership
in the Confederate
States of America?
What was NOT an underlying
cause of the Civil War?
Which statement does NOT
describe an advantage of the Union
forces during the Civil War?
A) The North had a “standing,” or established, army
and navy.
B) The North had heavy railroad tracks and more miles
of track.
C) The North had many more factories that could
produce war materials.
D) The North had home-field advantage because most
battles were fought in their states.
What were the two major
campaigns fought in Georgia
during the Civil War?

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