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Transcript
U.S. History
Atlas Activity
“Civil War and Reconstruction” VUS.7
Name:
Date:
Period:
Use the U.S. History Atlas to answer the following questions!
Slavery Divides a Nation
1. What were the key provisions of the Missouri Compromise?
2. What were the key provisions of the Compromise of 1850?
3. What effect did the Dred Scott decision have on “free territories”?
4. What caused “Bleeding Kansas”?
5. What percent of white southerners owned slaves?
The U.S. Before the Civil War
1. Which region:
Had more cities?
Had more land?
Was more industrial?
Relied on cash crops?
Had a mixed economy?
2. Why was slavery an economic issue for southerners?
3. What was the relationship between textiles and slavery?
The Civil War Begins
1. What event started southern secession?
2. What was the name of the country the seceding states attempted to make?
3. Which 4 slave states remained loyal to the Union?
4. Which states entered the Union DURING the Civil War?
5. What was the purpose of the Union Blockade?
6. Where was the first battle? Who won?
7. Who won most of the battles in the first year of fighting?
8. Where did the Union win most of its victories in the second year of fighting?
9. Which battle was the most deadly single day of fighting?
Strusky 1
10. What resources did the Union have more of than the South?
The Civil War Continues
1. What battles marked the turning point of the Civil War?
2. Why did Europe believe the conflict was over the issue of slavery?
Which side did European nations take?
3. When did the Union gain control of the Mississippi River?
4. When did Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
5. Where was “Sherman’s March”?
6. Why didn’t northern cities suffer the same destruction as southern cities?
7. How many people died in the Civil War?
8. About what fraction of all American war deaths occurred in the Civil War
The War Ends, Reconstruction Follows
1. When did the Civil War end?
2. What were the three Civil War Amendments?
3. When did Reconstruction end?
4. What happened to most former slaves in the South after the Civil War?
5. How many days after Lee’s surrender did Lincoln die?
6. In which military district was Virginia?
Texas?
Florida?
7. What was the only southern state to have a Republican majority in 1877-78?
8. What happened to black voters after Union troops left in 1877?
9. Who was the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate?
10. How many states actually had a black majority in 1870?
Strusky 2