Civil War Reconstruction

Biweekly #14

Directions: Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. USE YOUR TEXTBOOK TO LOCATE THE ANSWERS.

Chapter 15-Civil War (Pgs.339-359)

  1. Name at least two advantages that each side had when the Civil War started?
  2. Why were people opposed to the military draft?
  3. Why were African Americans not at first allowed to serve as solders in the Confederate army and then the Union army?
  4. Name at least three ways women served in the war.
  5. Which side had a larger population and why?
  6. What was significant about Clara Barton’s experience during the war?
  7. How did the Union and Confederate recruitment policies compare?
  8. How did North Carolina contribute to the Confederate Army?
  9. What wad the significance of the First Battle of Manassas?
  10. Why was Union control of New Orleans important?
  11. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  12. Where did slavery continue to be legal, even after the Emancipation Proclamation?
  13. What did Abraham Lincoln hope would result from his Emancipation Proclamation?
  14. How did the Emancipation Proclamation affect Southern support for the war?
  15. What was significant about the Battle of Gettysburg?
  16. Why was the Battle of Vicksburg important?
  17. What happened during Sherman’s march to the sea?
  18. What forced General Lee to surrender?
  19. Rd. pgs. 348-349 the section titled “The end of the war”. Why do you think Grant wrote generous terms for Lee’s surrender?
  20. How would you describe the devastation caused by the Civil War in North Carolina.
  21. Describe at least three ways in which North Carolina prepared itself for war and kept itself supplied during the war.

Chapter 16-Reconstruction (Pgs. 365-377)

  1. What was the 13th Amendment?
  2. What were the Black Codes?
  3. What were the goals of Reconstruction?
  4. Why were members of Congress and citizens opposed to the Black Codes?
  5. How did the Freedman’s Bureau help in the South?
  6. What was the 14th Amendment?
  7. What was the 15th Amendment?
  8. What did the Ku Klux Klan hope to do?
  9. How was the Ku Klux Klan group put to an end?
  10. What political gains did African Americans make during Reconstruction?
  11. Do you think Reconstruction was successful? Justify your answer.
  12. What were four positive long term effects of Reconstruction?
  13. What did Reconstruction fail to achieve?