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The Confederate States of America Quiz

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The Confederate States of America was formed in response to the election of what man who was the 16th President of the United States of America?
Millard Fillmore
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln

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In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln, the Confederate state governments elected what man to be their first and only federal President?
Davy Crockett
Michael Talbot
Jefferson Davis
Stephen A. Douglas

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As the Confederate States of America split off, what was the name for the faction made up of the remaining loyal northern states who opposed the Confederate secession?
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The Washington Trust
The One Party
The Copperheads
The Union

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What is the name of the 1861 political crisis where the Union nearly went to war with the U.K. after capturing a Confederate envoy vessel that was bound for Britain?
The Leopard Affair
The Chesapeake Affair
The Trent Affair
The Dunwich Affair

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Which of the following phrases refers to the Confederate belief that their production of cotton would allow them to rally military allies from the ranks of their foreign client nations?
King Cotton
The Cotton Conundrum
Mr. Cotton's Plan
The Cotton Shield

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The Confederate soldiers during the Civil War were distinguished by what uniform color?
Blue
Green
Red
Grey

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The advent of the Civil War caused what American state to divide its territory between its abolitionist lands and its slavery-supporting lands?
Texas
Carolina
Virginia
Dakota

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The Confederacy began the American Civil War with their attack on what South Carolina military location in 1861?
Fort Sumter
Fort McHenry
Fort Mercer
Harper's Ferry

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The government of the Confederate States of America was established as what type of a democracy where only the members of the majority ethnic group had a voice in politics?
A Keynesian Democracy
A Marxist Democracy
A Herrenvolk Democracy
A Passpieds Democracy

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The capital of the Confederacy throughout almost the entirety of the Civil War was located in what city?
Richmond
New Orleans
Birmingham
Tallahassee

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The Confederacy suffered from very major supply issues because of what strategy where the Union Army encircled and cut off the Confederacy from the rest of the world?
The Sherridan Plan
The Anaconda Plan
The New Orleans Plan
The Capital Plan

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What infamous commander led the Confederate Army in a way that granted the Confederacy some of its most noteworthy military victories?
Andrew Jackson
William T. Sherman
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant

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Which of the following western states was also officially a Confederate State of America?
Texas
Oklahoma
Arizona
California

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What battle, which was also known as the First Battle of Manassas, saw Confederate general P. G. T. Beauregard defeat his Union opponents to gain one of the first dramatic upset victories for the Confederacy?
The First Battle of Bull Run
The First Battle of the Iron Hills
The First Battle of Chancellorsville
The First Battle of Gettysburg

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In 1862, the Confederacy passed a law which exempted men from the draft if they possessed what number of slaves or more?
1
5
10
20

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In an unprecedented move, in 1863 Abraham Lincoln made the first practical move to end slavery within America when he gave what order that freed all slaves in the Confederacy?
The Lincoln Doctrine
The Emancipation Proclamation
The 3/5 Compromise
The Bornholdt Directive

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What 1863 battle in Pennsylvania served as the turning point of the Civil War and the beginning of the end for the Confederate States of America?
Antietam Creek
Gettysburg
Chancellorsville
Shiloh

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Which of the following nicknames was commonly attached to the flag of the Confederate State of America?
The Badge of God
The Stars and Bars
The Unbroken Blue
The Gadsden Flag

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Which of the following American states did NOT ally itself with the Confederacy?
Goergia
Tennessee
Ohio
Virginia

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Which of the following nicknames did Union soldiers commonly use to refer to Confederate soldiers?
Mikey Grey
Old Sammy
Johnny Reb
Traitor Terry

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What is the name of this man who was Abraham Lincoln's second Vice President and who was the only American senator from a Confederate state to remain loyal to the Union?
Martin Van Buren
John Tyler
Millard Filmore
Andrew Johnson

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What is the name of the Union general who massively crippled the Confederate States of America through his famous "March to the Sea"?
William T. Sherman
Joshua Chamberlain
Winfield Scott Hancock
Joseph Hooker

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What man served as the first and only Vice President of the Confederate States of America and was largely known for his infamous "Cornerstone Speech"?
George Heyner
Lewis Armistead
Vince Nasher
Alexander Stephens

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What Democratic challenger to Abraham Lincoln in the Election of 1864 ran on a platform of peaceful coexistence with the Confederate States of America?
Mortimer Falloughns
Howard Anderson
Douglas Stephens
George McClellan

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At Appomattox Court House, Robert E. Lee surrendered his armies to what victorious Union commander?
George Meade
Ulysses S. Grant
Joshua Chamberlain
Winfield Scott

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In what year did the Confederate States of America disband officially?
1862
1863
1865
1867

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What is the name of the Confederate sympathizer who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at the close of the Civil War?
Jack Ruby
James Earl Ray
Sirhan Sirhan
John Wilkes Booth

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What is the name given to the period where the American government tried to reintegrate the former Confederate states back into the Union following the Civil War?
Reconciliation
Reconstruction
Reorder
Redealing

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During the Reconstruction Era, what is the common name that former Confederates used to describe northerners who moved south to try and exploit the chaos that was still to be found within those lands?
Paintbreakers
Carpetbaggers
Dustbusters
Beancounters

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Many legal matters left in the wake of the Confederacy were largely resolved by what 1869 Supreme Court case where it was ruled that the Confederate states never legally left the Union at all?
Rhodes v. United States Senate
Miller v. Virginia
Texas v. White
Brown v. Board of Education

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