Civil War: The Nation
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What West Point graduate (Class of 1840), became
superintendent of the Louisiana State Military Academy?
- Braxton Bragg
- Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
- William Tecumseh Sherman
2) At the beginning of the war, the 11 Southern
states had a total population of 12 million, of the total 4 million were
slaves. What was the total population of the 23 Union states?
- 12 million (all free)
- 16 million (all free)
- 22 million (all free)
3) Representatives from the first secessionist states
convened on February 8, 1861 and declared the independence as the
Confederate States of America, made Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as
President and Alexander Stephens of Georgia as Vice President. Where was
his convention held?
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Montgomery, Alabama
- Memphis, Tennessee
4) There were four border states that were slave
states, however, the states did not secede from the Union. Which is
one of the border states?
5) President elect Abraham Lincoln waited for the
train at the Great Western Railway depot in Springfield, Illinois. What
was the date he left home for the White House?
- February 11, 1861
- February 22, 1861
- March 2, 1861
6) In 1859, Dixie was composed for minstrel
shows. The write was an Ohio born - New Yorker. Who was the composer?
- John Phillips Sousa
- Daniel Decatur Emmett
- Willard Crittenden
7) Lincoln and family resided at a hotel before the
inaugural ceremony. What was the hotel?
- Hyatt Regency
- Willard's Hotel
- Marriott Hotel
8) There was an apparent assassination plot against
Lincoln during his trip to Washington. Who was instrumental in foiling the
- Allan J. Pinkerton
- William Sherman
- George B. McClellan
9) On March 2, 1861, Congress passed a bill that
upset the Southern states and some believe ended all hope of
reconciliation. Who introduced the bill?
- William J. Boyce
- Frank Clinton
- Justin S. Morrill
10) Abraham Lincoln hoot his oath of office. The
Supreme Court Chief Justice swore in the president. Who was the Chief
- John Marshall
- Hannibal Hamlin
- Roger Taney