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So when exactly did the Civil War happen?
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Who was the President of the United States of America during the Civil War?
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Which battle was the first major engagement of the Civil War?
The Battle of Wilson's Creek
The First Battle of Bull Run
The Battle of Port Royal Sound
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About how many people died in the Civil War?
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What was the major motivating factor for Southern secession?
Native American incursions
Taxation without representation
The Slavery Issue
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The Battle of Antietam was fought between which two commanders?
George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee
Dixon S. Miles and Stonewall Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln
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The Battle of Crater occurred during what siege?
Siege of Suffolk
Siege of Corinth
Siege of Petersburg
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Which Constitutional amendment was responsible for the formal emancipation of slaves?
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During the Battle of Gettysburg, which famous charge took place at Cemetery Hill?
Both of these
General Hancock's Assault
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The Battle of Harper's Ferry was fought near what river?
The Potomac River
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What was the name of the secessionist faction of the Civil War?
The Confederate States of America
The Free Southern Territories
The United States of America
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What did Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's troops call him as a nickname?
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On what date was New Orleans captured by Union forces, allowing naval access to the Mississippi River?
April 25, 1862
May 6, 1864
June 30, 1860
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Where were the first shots of the war fired?
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Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War; but which battle resulted in the most deaths in a single day?
The Second Battle of Bull Run
The Battle of Chancellorville
The Battle of Antietam
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Which caliber of ammo was most used by both Union and Confederate forces for their rifles during the war?
.48 Minie Ball
.58 Minie Ball
.68 Minie Ball
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What major court case stripped African Americans of their right to citizenship?
Dred Scott v. Sanford
McCulloch v. Maryland
Roe v. Wade
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South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union; what was the second state to secede?
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The Civil War made a huge mark in history. Drew Gilpin Faust is an American historian and was the 28th President of Harvard University. She did a great job of describing this war when she said, "In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I's Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century." Ta-Nehisi Coates, an American author who focuses on cultural, social and political issues said, "The casualties in the Civil War amount to more than all other wars - all other American wars combined. More people died in that war than World War II, World War I, Vietnam, etc. And that was a war for white supremacy. It was a war to erect a state in which the basis of it was the enslavement of black people." Lastly, we have Sam Ervin, an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974. He said, "I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate." If all of these important people have so much to say about the war then that means it MUST have been quite life-changing.